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Migration: Refugees and Health: Arab States (including the Kurds)
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Women and children constitute well over half of most refugee flows, and it has been estimated that 25 percent of refugee women are pregnant at any given time (Karunakara 1998). The refugee situation affects health issues on every level, causing or exacerbating physical problems, impacting access to health care, disrupting family relationships, and altering traditional health practices (Palmer and Zwi 1998). During the last decade researchers have begun to recognize and address the gendered natur…

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Coker, Elizabeth, “Migration: Refugees and Health: Arab States (including the Kurds)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0273a>
First published online: 2009

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