Mental health in Europe’s Syrian refugee crisis

Jefee-Bahloul, H.; Bajbouj M,; Alabdullah J.; Hassan G,; Barkil-Oteo A. (2016)

The Lancet Psychiatry

3(4) | 314-317

Since 2011, the war in Syria has resulted in mass displacement of its population both inside and outside the country. 

Although neighbouring countries have hosted most of the refugees, since the summer of 2015 a surge of Syrian citizens have crossed through Turkey into Greece, with the ultimate aim of reaching western Europe. Thousands of Syrians are being subjected to harsh natural and manmade obstacles on their journey, while receiving poor medical care along the way