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:
Understanding Refugee communities – Refugee Council of Australia
Department of Social Services – Community Profiles
The Yazidis are an emerging refugee community in Queensland. For more information
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.
CULTURE, CONTEXT AND MENTAL HEALTH OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES; A review for staff in mental health and psychosocial support programmes for Rohingya refugees (UNHCR, 2018)