Asylum Seekers And Refugees

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Perceptions and experiences of health promoting activities amongst asylum seekers and refugees

Perceptions and experiences of health promoting activities amongst asylum seekers and refugees

Literature Review

A “refugee” is a person who resides outside of his/her country of origin and who is unwilling or unable to return to his country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution on account of nationality, religion, race or political opinion.

The Convention defines a refugee as any person who, “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence … is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it (Castles, 2003, 78).

Vulnerable status/insecurity

Refugees are group of people whose health problems are not covered by social communities. Vulnerable populations may include young or elderly, those who experience language or geographic legacy of isolation, people who do not speak English, those who are incarcerated, immigrants, refugees and persons with uncertain legal status and people living with HIV / AIDS. This list is not exhaustive, and shows that humanity is in constant state of flux. However, refugees are usually those people who are created by people who have been marginalized from society.

The process of aging leads to mental health problems, hearing and sleep disorders, as well as changes in personal mobility. Women are more prone to such problems, both emotionally and mentally as compared to men, and almost twice as likely to need assistance from an individual approach to the men after the age of 65 (Marshall, 2005, 49).

These problems have created a large percentage of people who have limited ability to understand and /or speak English. The old community is expected to increase rapidly with increasing life expectancy, awakening regarding the vulnerability to disability, disease and addiction. The number of people without illegal trafficking, and refugees is growing each year. These components will add to the number of vulnerable people recommended equitable health care. It is essential that policies to move towards health care to this growing segment of the population. Use of the community, and linguistic heritage, the activities was considered to be the most productive groups in the development of the health of vulnerable populations (Singh, 2001, 74).

Insecure job/home/future

People who are refugees suffer from number of problems and job/home/future is one of the major issues faced by them. Such shifts in society are perverse contradictions in the development and provision for the unequal distribution of wealth and development and impairment of all ethical problems. The study recognized the danger of poverty; poverty and the disintegration of community (the dismantling of social organizations and the model of a public association of the dispersion of the population) are forced to ...
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