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  1. Research

    Excess mortality in refugees, internally displaced persons and resident populations in complex humanitarian emergencies (1998–2012) – insights from operational data

    Complex humanitarian emergencies are characterised by a break-down of health systems. All-cause mortality increases and non-violent excess deaths (predominantly due to infectious diseases) have been shown to o...

    Peter Heudtlass, Niko Speybroeck and Debarati Guha-Sapir

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:15

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  2. Research

    Dangerous crossing: demographic and clinical features of rescued sea migrants seen in 2014 at an outpatient clinic at Augusta Harbor, Italy

    In recent years Europe has received an increasing influx of migrants, many of whom risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. In October 2013, Italy launched a search and rescue operation at sea in res...

    Alessia Trovato, Anthony Reid, Kudakwashe C. Takarinda, Chiara Montaldo, Tom Decroo, Philip Owiti, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:14

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  3. Debate

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon: the search for universal health coverage

    The crisis in Syria has forced more than 4 million people to find refuge outside Syria. In Lebanon, in 2015, the refugee population represented 30 % of the total population. International health assistance has...

    Karl Blanchet, Fouad M. Fouad and Tejendra Pherali

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:12

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  4. Research

    Abducted children and youth in Lord’s Resistance Army in Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): mechanisms of indoctrination and control

    Globally, an estimated 300,000 children under the age of 18 participate in combat situations; those in armed groups in particular suffer prolonged exposure to psychological and physical abuse. The Lord’s Resis...

    Jocelyn TD Kelly, Lindsay Branham and Michele R. Decker

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:11

    Published on: 18 May 2016

  5. Methodology

    Comprehensive development and testing of the ASIST-GBV, a screening tool for responding to gender-based violence among women in humanitarian settings

    Conflict affected refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are at increased vulnerability to gender-based violence (GBV). Health, psychosocial, and protection services have been implemented in humanita...

    A. L. Wirtz, N. Glass, K. Pham, N. Perrin, L. S. Rubenstein, S. Singh and A. Vu

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:7

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  6. Research

    A quantitative assessment of termination of sexual violence-related pregnancies in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Sexual violence is prevalent in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and has resulted in sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs). Despite restrictive laws, women may seek to terminate SVRPs; however...

    Shada A. Rouhani, Jennifer Scott, Gillian Burkhardt, Monica A. Onyango, Sadia Haider, Ashley Greiner, Katherine Albutt, Michael VanRooyen and Susan A. Bartels

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:9

    Published on: 6 April 2016

  7. Research

    Retrospective analysis of reproductive health indicators in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees post-emergency camps 2007–2013

    The United Nations Refugee Agency’s Health Information System issues analytical reports on the current camp conditions and trends for priority reproductive health issues. The goal was to assess the status of r...

    Jennifer Whitmill, Curtis Blanton, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Nadine Cornier, Marian Schilperood, Paul Spiegel and Barbara Tomczyk

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:3

    Published on: 9 March 2016

  8. Research

    Road traffic fatalities in selected governorates of Iraq from 2010 to 2013: prospective surveillance

    The insurgency tactics that characterize modern warfare, such as suicide car bombs and roadside bombs, have the potential to significantly impact road traffic injuries in conflict affected-countries. As road t...

    Eva Leidman, Maret Maliniak, Abdul-Salam Saleh Sultan, Ahmed Hassan, Syed Jaffar Hussain and Oleg O. Bilukha

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:2

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  9. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Acknowledgement of manuscript reviewers 2015

    The editors of Conflict and Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2015).

    Ruwan Ratnayake, Bayard Roberts, Michelle Gaffey and Adrianna Murphy

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:4

    Published on: 22 February 2016

  10. Research

    Psychometric properties and reliability of the Assessment Screen to Identify Survivors Toolkit for Gender Based Violence (ASIST-GBV): results from humanitarian settings in Ethiopia and Colombia

    Refugees and internally displaced persons who are affected by armed-conflict are at increased vulnerability to some forms of sexual violence or other types of gender-based violence. A validated, brief and easy...

    Alexander Vu, Andrea Wirtz, Kiemanh Pham, Sonal Singh, Leonard Rubenstein, Nancy Glass and Nancy Perrin

    Conflict and Health 2016 10:1

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  11. Letter to Editor

    Neonatal outcomes of Syrian refugees delivered in a tertiary hospital in Ankara, Turkey

    We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all Syrian immigrants from the TurkishSyrian border who delivered the Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity and Teaching Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in...

    Mehmet Büyüktiryaki, Fuat Emre Canpolat, Evrim Alyamaç Dizdar, Nilüfer Okur and Gülsüm Kadıoğlu Şimşek

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:38

    Published on: 21 December 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Conflict and Health 2016 10:23

  12. Research

    Soap is not enough: handwashing practices and knowledge in refugee camps, Maban County, South Sudan

    Refugees are at high risk for communicable diseases due to overcrowding and poor water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions. Handwashing with soap removes pathogens from hands and reduces disease risk. A hepati...

    Raina M Phillips, Jelena Vujcic, Andrew Boscoe, Thomas Handzel, Mark Aninyasi, Susan T Cookson, Curtis Blanton, Lauren S Blum and Pavani K Ram

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:39

    Published on: 20 December 2015

  13. Research

    Providing surgery in a war-torn context: the Médecins Sans Frontières experience in Syria

    Since 2011, civil war has crippled Syria leaving much of the population without access to healthcare. Various field hospitals have been clandestinely set up to provide basic healthcare but few have been able t...

    Miguel Trelles, Lynette Dominguez, Katie Tayler-Smith, Katrin Kisswani, Alberto Zerboni, Thierry Vandenborre, Silvia Dallatomasina, Alaa Rahmoun and Marie-Christine Ferir

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:36

    Published on: 15 December 2015

  14. Research

    Psychological distress and its associations with past events in pregnant women affected by armed conflict in Swat, Pakistan: a cross sectional study

    The public health significance of maternal mental health is well established. Armed conflicts expose populations to events that could have long-term negative consequences for mental health of pregnant women an...

    Muhammad Naseem Khan, Anna Chiumento, Mukesh Dherani, Katie Bristow, Siham Sikander and Atif Rahman

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:37

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  15. Research

    Coping among trauma-affected youth: a qualitative study

    Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has endured decades of conflict resulting in widespread experiences of conflict related trauma and destruction to health and social infrastructure. The aim of this qualitat...

    Megan Cherewick, Anjalee Kohli, Mitima Mpanano Remy, Clovis Mitima Murhula, Arsene Kajabika Bin Kurhorhwa, Alfred Bacikenge Mirindi, Nadine Mwinja Bufole, Jean Heri Banywesize, Gisele Mushengezi Ntakwinja, Gracia Mitima Kindja and Nancy Glass

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:35

    Published on: 17 November 2015

  16. Review

    Child health in Syria: recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health

    The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, is one of the bloodiest in recent times. The legacy of war includes damage to the health of children that can last for decades and affect future generations. In this a...

    Delan Devakumar, Marion Birch, Leonard S. Rubenstein, David Osrin, Egbert Sondorp and Jonathan C. K. Wells

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:34

    Published on: 3 November 2015

  17. Research

    Militarization, human rights violations and community responses as determinants of health in southeastern Myanmar: results of a cluster survey

    The Myanmar army and ethnic armed groups agreed to a preliminary ceasefire in 2012, but a heavy military presence remains in southeastern Myanmar. Qualitative data suggested this militarization can result in h...

    William W. Davis, Luke C. Mullany, Matt Schissler, Saw Albert and Chris Beyrer

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:32

    Published on: 6 October 2015

  18. Research

    Health service resilience in Yobe state, Nigeria in the context of the Boko Haram insurgency: a systems dynamics analysis using group model building

    Yobe State has faced severe disruption of its health service as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. A systems dynamics analysis was conducted to identify key pathways of threat to provision and emerging pat...

    Alastair K. Ager, Martina Lembani, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Garba Mohammed Ashir, Ahmad Abdulwahab, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle and Christina Zarowsky

    Conflict and Health 2015 9:30

    Published on: 5 October 2015

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