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Refugees in Europe : national overviews from key countries with a special focus on child and adolescent mental health

Hodes, Matthew; Vasquez, Melisa Mendoza; Anagnostopoulos, Dimitris; Triantafyllou, Kalliopi; Abdelhady, Dalia LU ; Weiss, Karin; Koposov, Roman; Cuhadaroglu, Fusun; Hebebrand, Johannes and Skokauskas, Norbert (2018) In European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 27(4). p.389-399
Abstract

Many European countries are becoming multicultural at a previously unseen rate. The number of immigrants including refugees has considerably increased since 2008, and especially after the beginning of the war in Syria. In 2015, 88,300 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea. As a reaction to increased immigration, governments in many countries including Germany, Sweden and Norway implemented more restrictive immigration policy. A requirement for all countries, however, is the protection and welfare provision for all arriving children, regardless of their nationality, ensured by international and national legal frameworks.... (More)

Many European countries are becoming multicultural at a previously unseen rate. The number of immigrants including refugees has considerably increased since 2008, and especially after the beginning of the war in Syria. In 2015, 88,300 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea. As a reaction to increased immigration, governments in many countries including Germany, Sweden and Norway implemented more restrictive immigration policy. A requirement for all countries, however, is the protection and welfare provision for all arriving children, regardless of their nationality, ensured by international and national legal frameworks. This paper provides an overview of the post 2015 immigration crisis in key European countries with a special focus on current demographics, refugee children, mental health studies, policies and practical support available for refugees.

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10.1007/s00787-017-1094-8
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  abstract     = {<p>Many European countries are becoming multicultural at a previously unseen rate. The number of immigrants including refugees has considerably increased since 2008, and especially after the beginning of the war in Syria. In 2015, 88,300 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and most came from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea. As a reaction to increased immigration, governments in many countries including Germany, Sweden and Norway implemented more restrictive immigration policy. A requirement for all countries, however, is the protection and welfare provision for all arriving children, regardless of their nationality, ensured by international and national legal frameworks. This paper provides an overview of the post 2015 immigration crisis in key European countries with a special focus on current demographics, refugee children, mental health studies, policies and practical support available for refugees.</p>},
  author       = {Hodes, Matthew and Vasquez, Melisa Mendoza and Anagnostopoulos, Dimitris and Triantafyllou, Kalliopi and Abdelhady, Dalia and Weiss, Karin and Koposov, Roman and Cuhadaroglu, Fusun and Hebebrand, Johannes and Skokauskas, Norbert},
  issn         = {1018-8827},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {389--399},
  publisher    = {Springer Medizin},
  series       = {European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  title        = {Refugees in Europe : national overviews from key countries with a special focus on child and adolescent mental health},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-1094-8},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2018},
}