Canadian Refugees: Pre-And Post-Migration Factors

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Canadian refugees (and claimants) are often found with poorer health compared to their immigrant counterparts. Their health status is associated with pre- and post-migration factors affecting both their physical and mental health. The pre-migration factors include environmental, economic, and socio-cultural factors related to when people migrate to Canada.9,10 Many refugees come directly from refugee camps in the developing world and are at greater risk of psychological stress, infectious and non-infectious diseases.10 They also display lower mental health status due to their experiences from their countries, supporting the need for considering refugees’ unique experiences in the provision of support services.11
Post-migration factors for
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