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  1. Mali is currently in the midst of ongoing conflicts which involve jihadist groups, rebels, and the state. This conflict has primarily centered in the North of the country. Humanitarian actors delivering servic...

    Authors: Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Moctar Tounkara, Samba Diarra, Seydou Doumbia, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Diego G. Bassani

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Somalia has been ravaged by more than two decades of armed conflict causing immense damage to the country’s infrastructure and mass displacement and suffering among its people. An influx of humanitarian actors...

    Authors: Zahra Ahmed, Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Mohamed Osman, Chantal Umutoni, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Abdirisak A. Dalmar

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. Decades of war left the Republic of South Sudan with a fragile health system that has remained deprived of resources since the country’s independence. We describe the coverage of interventions for women’s and ...

    Authors: Samira Sami, Augustino Mayai, Grace Sheehy, Nicole Lightman, Ties Boerma, Hannah Wild, Hannah Tappis, Wilfred Ochan, James Wanyama and Paul Spiegel

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:34

    Content type: Research

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  4. In conflict-afflicted areas, pregnant women and newborns often have higher rates of adverse health outcomes.

    Authors: Sara Milena Ramos Jaraba, Natalia Quiceno Toro, María Ochoa Sierra, Laura Ruiz Sánchez, Marlly Andrea García Jiménez, Mary Y. Salazar-Barrientos, Edison Bedoya Bedoya, Gladis Adriana Vélez Álvarez, Ana Langer, Jewel Gausman and Isabel C. Garcés-Palacio

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:33

    Content type: Research

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  5. In conflict affected countries, healthcare delivery remains a huge concern. Pakistan is one country engulfed with conflict spanning various areas and time spans. We aimed to explore the effect of conflict on p...

    Authors: Jai K. Das, Zahra Ali Padhani, Sultana Jabeen, Arjumand Rizvi, Uzair Ansari, Malika Fatima, Ghulam Akbar, Wardah Ahmed and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:32

    Content type: Research

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  6. Insecurity has characterized the Eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo for decades. Providing health services to sustain women’s and children’s health during protracted conflict is challenging. T...

    Authors: Chiara Altare, Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Maphie Tosha, Christopher Hook, Hamady Ba, Stéphane Muzindusi Bikoro, Thea Scognamiglio, Hannah Tappis, Jerome Pfaffmann, Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka, Ties Boerma and Paul Spiegel

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  7. Armed conflict, food insecurity, epidemic cholera, economic decline and deterioration of essential public services present overwhelming challenges to population health and well-being in Yemen. Although the maj...

    Authors: Hannah Tappis, Sarah Elaraby, Shatha Elnakib, Nagiba A. Abdulghani AlShawafi, Huda BaSaleem, Iman Ahmed Saleh Al-Gawfi, Fouad Othman, Fouzia Shafique, Eman Al-Kubati, Nuzhat Rafique and Paul Spiegel

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. Globally, the number of people affected by conflict is the highest in history, and continues to steadily increase. There is currently a pressing need to better understand how to deliver critical health interve...

    Authors: Anushka Ataullahjan, Michelle F. Gaffey, Samira Sami, Neha S. Singh, Hannah Tappis, Robert E. Black, Karl Blanchet, Ties Boerma, Ana Langer, Paul B. Spiegel, Ronald J. Waldman, Paul H. Wise and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  9. Previous research suggests that child marriage may be accelerated during times of crisis and insecurity as resources are scarce and child marriage may be a survival strategy for girls and their families. In 20...

    Authors: Andrea J. Melnikas, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque and Sajeda Amin

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:28

    Content type: Research

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  10. The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is 323/100,000. A context of civil conflict, internally displaced people and mining activities suggests a higher regional TB inc...

    Authors: Daan Van Brusselen, Erica Simons, Tony Luendo, Delphine Habarugira, Jimmy Ngowa, Nadine Neema Mitutso, Zakari Moluh, Mieke Steenssens, Rachelle Seguin, Hilde Vochten, Lucien Ngabo, Petros Isaakidis and Gabriella Ferlazzo

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:26

    Content type: Research

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  11. In humanitarian contexts, it is a difficult and multi-faceted task to enlist academics, humanitarian actors and health authorities in a collaborative research effort. The lack of research in such settings has ...

    Authors: Enrica Leresche, Claudia Truppa, Christophe Martin, Ariana Marnicio, Rodolfo Rossi, Carla Zmeter, Hilda Harb, Randa Sami Hamadeh and Jennifer Leaning

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:25

    Content type: Debate

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  12. Since 2014, Ukraine has been beset by an armed conflict with international and internal dimensions. The nature of this conflict is multidimensional, and disaster preparedness and response in this context must ...

    Authors: Sonny S. Patel, Robert M. Grace, Patrick Chellew, Mykola Prodanchuk, Olha Romaniuk, Yuriy Skrebets, Sergii A. Ryzhenko and Timothy B. Erickson

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:24

    Content type: Meeting report

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  13. A considerable evidence base has been produced in recent years highlighting the effectiveness of brief scalable psychological interventions for people living in communities exposed to adversity. However, pract...

    Authors: Daniela C. Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Ersin Uygun, Michael McGrath, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Sadaf Kaykha, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Peter Ventevogel, Pim Cuijpers and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:22

    Content type: Research

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  14. The migration over the Mediterranean has become one of the deadliest sea voyages in last few years. The NGO Open Arms works in the area since 2015, with the objectives of protecting and reporting human rights ...

    Authors: Guillermo Cañardo, Jesús Gálvez, Juanfe Jiménez, Núria Serre, Israel Molina and Cristina Bocanegra

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:21

    Content type: Research

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  15. Pregnant women, neonates, children, and adolescents are at higher risk of dying in fragile and conflict-affected settings. Strengthening the healthcare system is a key strategy for the implementation of effect...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Pontius Bayo, Lynette Kamau, Eva Nakimuli, Elijo Omoro, Robert Lobor, Baba Samson and Alexander Dimiti

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. This Letter to the Editor is in reference to the article by Murphy M, Ellsberg M and Contreras-Urbina M, “Nowhere to go: disclosure and help-seeking behaviors for survivors of violence against women and girls ...

    Authors: Dilshad Jaff

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:19

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  17. Many of the 35 million women and girls aged 15–49 requiring humanitarian assistance have inadequate access to the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to which they are entitled. Ensuring accountabili...

    Authors: Marta Schaaf, Victoria Boydell, Mallory C. Sheff, Christina Kay, Fatemeh Torabi and Rajat Khosla

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:18

    Content type: Review

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  18. Child and forced marriage have negative health consequences including increased risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) for women and girls. War and humanitarian crises may impact decision-making around marria...

    Authors: Vandana Sharma, Adaugo Amobi, Samuel Tewolde, Negussie Deyessa and Jennifer Scott

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:17

    Content type: Research

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  19. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has developed its ‘Accompaniment model’ to address the multi-faceted needs of relatives of people who go missing during armed conflict. In Sri Lanka an Accom...

    Authors: Ida Andersen, Bhava Poudyal, Arundathi Abeypala, Carla Uriarte and Rodolfo Rossi

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory (ZLDSI) is a screening tool for major depression used in 12 primary care clinics in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Although previously validated in a clinic-based sampl...

    Authors: Rupinder K. Legha, Margaret E. Gerbasi, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Eddy Eustache, Tatiana Therosme, J. Reginald Fils-Aime, Giuseppe J. Raviola, Emmeline Affricot, Ermaze Louis Pierre, Yoldie Alcindor, Jennifer Severe, Katherine A. Boyd, David J. Grelotti, Sarah Darghouth, Andrew Rasmussen and Anne E. Becker

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  21. The Central Mediterranean Route, passing through Libya, is one of the most dangerous for migrants. Episodes of violence have been documented but have not been accurately quantified. The objective of the study ...

    Authors: L. Reques, E. Aranda-Fernandez, C. Rolland, A. Grippon, N. Fallet, C. Reboul, N. Godard and N. Luhmann

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:12

    Content type: Short report

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  22. Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) against women and girls has been the subject of increasing research and scholarship. Less is known about the health of men, boys and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...

    Authors: Ligia Kiss, Meaghen Quinlan-Davidson, Laura Pasquero, Patricia Ollé Tejero, Charu Hogg, Joachim Theis, Andrew Park, Cathy Zimmerman and Mazeda Hossain

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:11

    Content type: Review

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  23. Following a period of low intensity conflict during 2009–2012, the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (or Islamic State) in 2013 was associated with a resurgence of violence in Baghdad, Iraq’s c...

    Authors: Matthew Goers, Eva Leidman, Abdul-Salam Saleh Sultan, Ahmed Hassan and Oleg Bilukha

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:8

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Conflict and Health 2020 14:14

  24. Understanding and addressing the unmet mental health needs burden in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka is the subject of the COMGAP-S two-phase study. Phase Two involves the implementation of the World Health...

    Authors: Shannon Doherty, Giselle Dass, Anne Edward, Gergana Manolova and Madonna Solomon

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. Despite high rates of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in conflict and humanitarian contexts, many survivors do not tell anyone about their experience or seek help from support r services (e.g. health, ...

    Authors: Maureen Murphy, Mary Ellsberg and Manuel Contreras-Urbina

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  26. Trauma systems have been shown to save lives in military and civilian settings, but their use by humanitarians in conflict settings has been more limited. During the Battle of Mosul (October 2016–July 2017), t...

    Authors: Kent Garber, Adam L. Kushner, Sherry M. Wren, Paul H. Wise and Paul B. Spiegel

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. Despite the widespread reliance on mobile clinics for delivering health services in humanitarian emergencies there is little empirical evidence to support their use. We report a narrative systematic review of ...

    Authors: Catherine R. McGowan, Louisa Baxter, Claudio Deola, Megan Gayford, Cicely Marston, Rachael Cummings and Francesco Checchi

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:4

    Content type: Review

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  28. The growing burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries presents substantive challenges for health systems. This is also the case in fragile, post-conflict and post-Ebola Sierra Leo...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Guanyang Zou, Karin Diaconu, Reynold G. B. Senesi, Ayesha Idriss, John Walley and Haja Ramatulai Wurie

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite the growing recognition of the impact of post-resettlement factors on the mental health of refugees, a clear definition of the concept of post-migration stress, as well as an updated, valid instrument ...

    Authors: Andreas Malm, Petter Tinghög, Jurgita Narusyte and Fredrik Saboonchi

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:2

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. Widespread devastation to structures and households in Mosul occurred during the three years of ISIS control and the military liberation campaign by Iraqi forces assisted by coalition forces. Military operatio...

    Authors: R. Lafta, M. Al-Nuaimi, L. R. Sultan and G. Burnham

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  31. This study explores the relationship between armed conflict and breastfeeding practices of Iraqi mothers. To date, the relationship between violent conflict and breastfeeding is surprisingly understudied. Espe...

    Authors: Vidya Diwakar, Michael Malcolm and George Naufal

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:61

    Content type: Research

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  32. Research on violence targeting urban forcibly displaced adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) is limited, particularly regarding polyvictimization (exposure to multiple forms of violence). Yet there is a glo...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Moses Okumu, Simon Mwima, Robert Hakiza, Kibathi Peter Irungi, Peter Kyambadde, Emmanuel Kironde and Manjulaa Narasimhan

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  33. An extensive body of research exists looking at the level of psychological distress in populations affected by political conflict. Recommended response to psychological distress in humanitarian crises is still...

    Authors: Tambri Housen, Shabnum Ara, Akmal Shah, Showkat Shah, Annick Lenglet and Giovanni Pintaldi

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:59

    Content type: Research

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  34. The negative psychological impact of living in a setting of protracted conflict has been well studied, however there is a recognized need to understand the role that non-conflict related factors have on mediat...

    Authors: Tambri Housen, Annick Lenglet, Showkat Shah, Helal Sha, Shabnum Ara, Giovanni Pintaldi and Alice Richardson

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:58

    Content type: Research

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  35. Young people including adolescents face barriers to healthcare and increased risk of poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH), which are exacerbated in humanitarian settings. Our systematic review assessed th...

    Authors: Lauren Jennings, Asha S. George, Tanya Jacobs, Karl Blanchet and Neha S. Singh

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:57

    Content type: Review

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  36. During humanitarian crises, health information systems are often lacking and surveys are a valuable tool to assess the health needs of affected populations. In 2013, a mortality and health survey undertaken by...

    Authors: Eve Robinson, Vittoria Crispino, Adelaide Ouabo, Francklin Brice Soung Iballa, Ronald Kremer, María Eugenia Serbassi, Marit van Lenthe and Antonio Isidro Carrion Martin

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:56

    Content type: Research

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  37. Globally, it is estimated that at least one out of every three women experiences violence by an intimate partner and/or non-partner throughout their lifetime. Women and girls are at even higher risk of violenc...

    Authors: Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Alexandra Blackwell, Maureen Murphy and Mary Ellsberg

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:55

    Content type: Case study

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  38. Diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) account for 30% of deaths among children displaced due to humanitarian emergencies. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that handwashing with soap prevents both di...

    Authors: Lauren S. Blum, Anicet Yemweni, Victoria Trinies, Mimi Kambere, Foyeke Tolani, Jelena V. Allen, Thomas Handzel, Susan Cookson and Pavani K. Ram

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:54

    Content type: Research

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  39. This paper explores the changing experience of giving birth in Cambodia over a 53-year period. During this time, Cambodian people experienced armed conflict, extreme privation, foreign invasion, and civil unrest.

    Authors: Bandeth Ros, Gillian Lê, Suzanne Fustukian and Barbara McPake

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:53

    Content type: Research

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  40. Provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in conflict settings is rarely attempted and little is known about the expected patterns of mortality. The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to have a low cover...

    Authors: Thomas Crellen, Charles Ssonko, Turid Piening, Marcel Mbeko Simaleko, Karen Geiger and M. Ruby Siddiqui

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:52

    Content type: Research

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  41. Since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011, more than half of the Syrian population was forced to escape from their homes, and more than 5 million of them fled their country. The aim of the present study i...

    Authors: Harem Nareeman Mahmood, Hawkar Ibrahim, Katharina Goessmann, Azad Ali Ismail and Frank Neuner

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:51

    Content type: Research

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  42. Youth resettling to the U.S. from conflict-affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face countless challenges. As they cope with their experiences of armed conflict and forced migration, t...

    Authors: Cyril Bennouna, Maria Gandarilla Ocampo, Flora Cohen, Mashal Basir, Carine Allaf, Michael Wessells and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:47

    Content type: Research

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