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  1. Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, Euro...

    Authors: Jovana Arsenijević, Erin Schillberg, Aurelie Ponthieu, Lucio Malvisi, Waeil A. Elrahman Ahmed, Stefano Argenziano, Federica Zamatto, Simon Burroughs, Natalie Severy, Christophe Hebting, Brice de Vingne, Anthony D. Harries and Rony Zachariah

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  2. The increasing caseload of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in displaced populations poses new challenges for humanitarian agencies and host country governments in the provision of health care, diagnostics and...

    Authors: Valeria Cetorelli, Gilbert Burnham and Nazar Shabila

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  3. Children’s right to participate in data collection during emergencies has been widely recognized by humanitarian actors. However, participation in such activities can expose children to risk. Tensions have bee...

    Authors: Cyril Bennouna, Hani Mansourian and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. Humanitarian assistance standards mandate specific attention to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of conflict-affected populations. Despite these internationally recognised standards, acce...

    Authors: Sara E. Casey and Martin Tshipamba

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  5. Little has been written on the challenges of conducting research in regions or countries with chronic conflict and strife. In this paper we share our experiences in conducting a population based study of chron...

    Authors: Rasha Khatib, Rita Giacaman, Umaiyeh Khammash and Salim Yusuf

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 10:33

    Content type: Short report

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  6. Some evidence showed that multidisciplinary rehabilitation in Western countries is effective for treating war-related trauma, but it remains unclear whether this approach is applicable to civilians living in r...

    Authors: Shr-Jie Wang, Ardiana Bytyçi, Selvi Izeti, Melita Kallaba, Feride Rushiti, Edith Montgomery and Jens Modvig

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 10:34

    Content type: Research

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  7. Few studies look at policy making in the health sector in the aftermath of a conflict or crisis and even fewer specifically focus on Human Resources for Health, which is a critical domain for health sector per...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Yotamu Chirwa, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So and Haja R. Wurie

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 10:31

    Content type: Research

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  8. In 2015, Italy was the second most common point of entry for asylum seekers into Europe after Greece. The vast majority embarked from war-torn Libya; 80,000 people claimed asylum that year. Their medical condi...

    Authors: Anna Crepet, Francesco Rita, Anthony Reid, Wilma Van den Boogaard, Pina Deiana, Gaia Quaranta, Aurelia Barbieri, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 11:1

    Content type: Research

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  9. Audio-Computer Assisted Self- Interview (ACASI) is a method of data collection in which participants listen to pre-recorded questions through headphones and respond to questions by selecting their answers on a...

    Authors: Kathryn Falb, Sophie Tanner, Khudejha Asghar, Samir Souidi, Stan Mierzwa, Asham Assazenew, Theresita Bakomere, Pamela Mallinga, Katie Robinette, Woinishet Tibebu and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2017 10:32

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. Sexual violence has been prevalent throughout the armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Research on sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) and pregnancy termination in eastern DRC,...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:30

    Content type: Research

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  11. Numerous simultaneous complex humanitarian emergencies strain the ability of local governments and the international community to respond, underscoring the importance of cost-effective use of limited resources...

    Authors: Timothy M Tan, Paul Spiegel, Christopher Haskew and P Gregg Greenough

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:28

    Content type: Research

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  12. Populations affected by humanitarian emergencies may require unique strategies to ensure access to life-saving vaccines and attain sufficiently high population immunity to interrupt virus circulation. Vaccinat...

    Authors: Eugene Lam, Michael Diaz, Allen Gidraf Kahindo Maina and Muireann Brennan

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:27

    Content type: Letter to Editor

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  13. Ongoing armed conflict in Syria has caused large scale displacement. Approximately half of the population of Syria have been displaced including the millions living as refugees in neighboring countries. We sou...

    Authors: S. M. Moazzem Hossain, Eva Leidman, James Kingori, Abdullah Al Harun and Oleg O. Bilukha

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:26

    Content type: Research

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  14. Afghanistan lacks suitable specialized mental healthcare services despite high prevalence of severe mental health disorders which are aggravated by the conflict and numerous daily stressors. Recent studies hav...

    Authors: Jean-Francois Trani, Ellis Ballard, Parul Bakhshi and Peter Hovmand

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:25

    Content type: Research

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  15. Given the large burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among both Syrian refugees and the host communities within which they are settled, humanitarian actors and the government of Lebanon face immense chal...

    Authors: Shannon Doocy, Emily Lyles, Baptiste Hanquart and Michael Woodman

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:21

    Content type: Research

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  16. Evidence is conflicting as to the whether tobacco smoking prevalence is higher in refugee than non-refugee populations. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence and frequency of tobacco smoking in P...

    Authors: Mohammed Jawad, Ali Khader and Christopher Millett

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:20

    Content type: Research

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  17. MSF responds to needs for the termination of pregnancy, including on request (TPR); it is part of the organization’s work aimed at reducing maternal mortality and suffering; and preventing unsafe abortions in ...

    Authors: Catrin Schulte-Hillen, Nelly Staderini and Jean-François Saint-Sauveur

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:19

    Content type: Letter to Editor

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  18. Global health professionals regularly conduct healthcare trainings, such as first aid courses, in disadvantaged communities across the world. Many of these communities lack healthcare infrastructure because of...

    Authors: Kyle G. Ratner and Lindsay B. Katona

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:29

    Content type: Letter to Editor

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  19. Since December 2013, an armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the displacement of over 2.2 million people, more than 270,000 of whom are presently in refugee settlements located throughout Uganda. Exis...

    Authors: Alex Adaku, James Okello, Blakeley Lowry, Jeremy C. Kane, Stephen Alderman, Seggane Musisi and Wietse A. Tol

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. This article reports on the use of the ‘neighborhood method’ to measure the prevalence and basic characteristics of children who became separated from their parents or usual caregivers subsequent to an attack ...

    Authors: Hani Mansourian, Beth L. Rubenstein, Craig Spencer, Makini Chisolm-Straker, Eva Noble, Anna Skeels, Chiara Ceriotti and Lindsay Stark

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. A decade of conflict in Chechnya destroyed infrastructure and resulted in widespread exposure to violence. Amidst substantial reconstruction, periodic violence has contributed to an ongoing atmosphere of insec...

    Authors: Amanda J. Nguyen, Concetta Feo, Kyuri Idrisov, Giovanni Pintaldi, Annick Lenglet, Zalina Tsatsaeva, Paul Bolton and Judith Bass

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:16

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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...

    Authors: Peter Heudtlass, Niko Speybroeck and Debarati Guha-Sapir

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. Mental disorders contribute to the global disease burden and have an increased prevalence among children in emergency settings. Good physical health is crucial for mental well-being, although physical health i...

    Authors: Alexander Hamilton, Charlie Foster, Justin Richards and Rajendra Surenthirakumaran

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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...

    Authors: Jocelyn TD Kelly, Lindsay Branham and Michele R. Decker

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. The majority of Gazans who were killed or injured in the 2014 Israel—Gaza war were civilians, and one-fourth of the population were internally displaced. As the Gaza Strip is a small territory, the whole popul...

    Authors: Arild Vaktskjold, Mohammad Yaghi, Usama Balawi, Bjørn Iversen and Wendy Venter

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. The movement of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories is restricted by bureaucratic and physical obstacles. To date, no studies have examined the barriers that Palestinian medical students face ...

    Authors: Sarrah Shahawy and Megan Diamond

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:2

    Content type: Research

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

    Authors: Ruwan Ratnayake, Bayard Roberts, Michelle Gaffey and Adrianna Murphy

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:4

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  33. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2016 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:38

    Content type: Letter to Editor

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

  35. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:35

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:34

    Content type: Review

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  40. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: Conflict and Health 2015 9:30

    Content type: Research

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