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Blog: Reasons to be resolute but optimistic on World Refugee Day 2018

Two rescued refugees anticipating arrival in Italy © Craig SpencerOn World Refugee Day we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of the more than 68 million people around the world who are refugees or displaced as a result of conflict or persecution. Here, Dr Les Roberts reminds us why we should be motivated to do better for the world’s displaced.

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Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations

Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations © Senior Airman Omari BernardThis ongoing series addresses topics such as cardiovascular disease and other NCDs among Syrian refugees, prevalence of NCDs and access to care among populations displaced by ISIS in Iraq, and papers on NCD risk-factors such as tobacco use among conflict-affected populations.

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Call for papers: Substance use and related harm in conflict-driven displaced populations

Refugee campHarm Reduction Journal and Conflict and Health invite you to submit to our cross-journal thematic series on substance use and harm reduction in conflict-driven displaced populations. Substance use, particularly psychoactive drug use, and related harm among conflict-driven displaced populations is a neglected area of public health. Moreover, there have been few attempts to adapt effective harm reduction interventions to populations displaced by conflict. This joint thematic series seeks to examine this neglected and timely topic.

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Conflict and Health brings together essential research on the intertwined relationship between health and conflict.

Millions of people around the world are caught between the vicious spiral of violent conflict and poor health. The journal focuses on the intricate relationship between conflict and health, and how health interventions in war zones may contribute to peace.

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Jonathan Polonsky, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Bayard Roberts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

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Non-communicable diseases among conflict-affected populations

The series is edited by Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Kiran Jobunputra (MSF), Preeti Patel (King's College London) and Pablo Perel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Psychological measurement in populations impacted by humanitarian disasters

The series is edited by Andrew Rasmussen (Fordham University), Nuwan Jayawickreme (Manhattan College) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Ethics of health research conducted in conflict and other humanitarian settings

The series is edited by Dónal O’Mathúna (Dublin City University) and Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

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