Syrian Refugee Health Profile
This 21-page report provides clinicians, public health providers, and resettlement agencies with key health and cultural information about Syrian refugees. It offers background about the Syrian conflict, geography, ethnic groups, languages, education and literacy, family and kinship, and religions. Tips for clinicians are provided, including Syrian care preferences, attitudes, and expectations driven by cultural norms and religious beliefs. The report provides insights about healthcare access and health concerns among Syrian refugees living in camps or urban settings overseas, examining immunization, mental health, and women's health issues including reproductive health, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), gender-based violence, and early and forced marriage. It uses maps and charts to examine Syrian population movement and refugee services in countries of asylum, and details medical screenings of U.S.-bound refugees. Priority health conditions of Syrian refugees are identified as anemia, diabetes, hypertension, and mental Illness. The burden of specific diseases in the Syrian refugee community is described, with statistics and analysis on communicable and non-communicable diseases, parasitic infections, and mental health.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.