People of refugee background are affected by distinct health inequalities that arise from their experiences both prior to arrival in Australia and after arrival. These issues are often compounded by the effects of torture and trauma.
Prior to arrival, some refugee clients may have had:
Even after arrival in Australia, obstacles remain such as:
‘Refugee Transitions’ – Free downloads of the magazine from STARTTS here
The Yazidis are an emerging refugee community in Queensland. For more information
Central African Republic
Other Refugee Communities in Queensland
Greater Brisbane Refugee Health Advisory Group reports about refugee communities in Brisbane. These reports inform health professionals about the health issues currently impacting on these communities.