A Refugee Group’s Mental Health and Social Care

Omer Ugurlu, burhan ozfidan


Refugee movement has become a massive problem for all developing countries and international organizations. According to The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR, 2010),  millions of individuals today are forced to escape their homeland on the score of war, discrimination, conflict or other forms of persecution. For these individuals, fleeing their country can be their only chance to survive, to save their lives and live in better conditions (McKay, 2008). The aim of this study is to examine the basic literature on Kurdish refugees and their specific mental health and social care issues. In this regard, this study will be divided into four parts. The first part will explain the meaning of refugee and also refugees that come to Britain. The second part will give a brief overview of the recent history of Kurdish Refugee migration to Britain. In the third part, the researchers will explore mental health and social care issues of Kurdish refugees. The fourth section will focus on how Kurdish refugees’ requests can be addressed by social and medical services.


Refugee, Kurdish, social care, Britain

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