Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:15
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Correction to: Injury-related deaths before and during the Islamic State insurgency – Baghdad, Iraq, 2010–2015
The original publication of this article  contained an incorrect author name.
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:14
A validation study of the Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory (ZLDSI) in a school-based study population of transitional age youth in Haiti
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:13
Episodes of violence suffered by migrants transiting through Libya: a cross-sectional study in “Médecins du Monde’s” reception and healthcare centre in Seine-Saint-Denis, France
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 ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:12
Male and LGBT survivors of sexual violence in conflict situations: a realist review of health interventions in low-and middle-income countries
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 ...
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Addressing noncommunicable diseases among urban refugees in the Middle East and North Africa - a scoping review
More than 5.5 million Syrian refugees have fled violence and settled in mostly urban environments in neighboring countries. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region accounts for 6% of the global populati...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:9
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:8
Challenges and lessons learned in re-filming the WHO mhGAP training videos for Sri Lankan context - a qualitative study
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:7
Nowhere to go: disclosure and help-seeking behaviors for survivors of violence against women and girls in South Sudan
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, ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:6
Applying trauma systems concepts to humanitarian battlefield care: a qualitative analysis of the Mosul trauma pathway
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:5
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 ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:4
Opportunities and challenges for delivering non-communicable disease management and services in fragile and post-conflict settings: perceptions of policy-makers and health providers in Sierra Leone
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:3
The refugee post-migration stress scale (RPMS) – development and validation among refugees from Syria recently resettled in Sweden
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 ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:2
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2020 14:1
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:61
Social ecological factors associated with experiencing violence among urban refugee and displaced adolescent girls and young women in informal settlements in Kampala, Uganda: a cross-sectional study
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:60
Dua Ti Dawa Ti: understanding psychological distress in the ten districts of the Kashmir Valley and community mental health service needs
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:59
Trauma in the Kashmir Valley and the mediating effect of stressors of daily life on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:58
A forgotten group during humanitarian crises: a systematic review of sexual and reproductive health interventions for young people including adolescents in humanitarian settings
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:57
Mortality and health survey, Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017: an example of the use of survey data for humanitarian program planning
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:56
Researching violence against women and girls in South Sudan: ethical and safety considerations and strategies
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:55
Programmatic implications for promotion of handwashing behavior in an internally displaced persons camp in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:54
Socio-cultural change in conflict and post conflict settings: five decades of giving birth in Cambodia
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.
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:53
What drives mortality among HIV patients in a conflict setting? A prospective cohort study in the Central African Republic
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:52
Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees residing in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:51
The humanitarian sector is increasingly adopting geospatial data to support operations. However, the utilization of these data in the humanitarian health arena is predominantly in thematic map format, thereby ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:50
Effect of armed conflict on vaccination: evidence from the Boko haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria
Armed conflicts can have severe adverse effects on population health, both directly and indirectly, through the destruction of health care systems. This paper evaluates the causal effect of the Boko Haram insu...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:49
The governmental health policy-development process for Syrian refugees: an embedded qualitative case studies in Lebanon and Ontario
The unprecedented amount of resources dedicated to humanitarian aid has led many stakeholders to demand the use of reliable evidence in humanitarian aid decisions to ensure that desired impacts are achieved at...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:48
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...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:47
Exposure to family and organized violence and associated mental health in north Korean refugee youth compared to south Korean youth
Studies on populations affected by organized violence have shown elevated levels of family violence against children. This form of violence has been found to contribute to children’s psychopathology independen...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:46
A systematic review of monitoring and evaluation indicators for sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings
To conduct a comprehensive mapping of published indicators for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and outcomes in humanitarian settings.
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:43
“With every passing day I feel like a candle, melting little by little.” experiences of long-term displacement amongst Syrian refugees in Shatila, Lebanon
Long term displacement and exposure to challenging living conditions can influence family dynamics; gender roles; violence at home and in the community and mental well-being. This qualitative study explores th...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:45
Correction to: Informal healthcare provision in Lebanon: an adaptive mechanism among displaced Syrian health professionals in a protracted crisis
The original publication of this article  contained an incomplete funding section. The full funding section is listed in this correction article. The missing information is indicated in bold.
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:44
Decades of persecution culminated in a statewide campaign of organized, systematic, and violent eviction of the Rohingya people by the Myanmar government beginning in August 2017. These attacks included the bu...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:42
Qualitative evidence of crimes against humanity: the August 2017 attacks on the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar
The Rohingya ethnic minority population in northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, have experienced some of the most protracted situations of persecution. Government-led clearance operations in August 2017 were one o...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:41
Informal healthcare provision in Lebanon: an adaptive mechanism among displaced Syrian health professionals in a protracted crisis
Syrian healthcare workers (HCWs) are among those who fled the Syrian conflict only to face further social and economic challenges in host countries. In Lebanon, this population group cannot formally practice, ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:40
Does refugee status matter? Medical needs of newly arrived asylum seekers and resettlement refugees - a retrospective observational study of diagnoses in a primary care setting
Providing adequate healthcare to newly arrived refugees is considered one of the significant challenges for the German healthcare system. These refugees can be classified mainly into two groups: asylum seekers...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:39
Developing an integrated intervention to address intimate partner violence and psychological distress in Congolese refugee women in Tanzania
Multi-sectoral, integrated interventions have long been recommended for addressing mental health and its social determinants (e.g., gender-based violence) in settings of ongoing adversity. We developed an inte...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:38
Cardiovascular Disease among Syrian refugees: a descriptive study of patients in two Médecins Sans Frontières clinics in northern Lebanon
Literature on the burden and management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in humanitarian settings is limited. This study aimed to describe patient characteristics and explore both service use ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:37
Maternal and child access to care and intensity of conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory: a pseudo-longitudinal analysis (2000–2014)
In the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), access to maternal and child healthcare (MCH) services are constrained due to the prolonged Israeli military occupation, the Separation Wall, army checkpoints, and ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:36
Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence against women in conflict affected northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an important public health issue as it impacts negatively on health, economic and development outcomes. In conflict affected northern Uganda, IPV prevalence is high and addit...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:35
In island containment: a qualitative exploration of social support systems among asylum seekers in a mental health care programme on Lesvos Island, Greece
Social support is a core determinant of health and plays a key role in the healing process of people with mental health problems and those who have been exposed to torture or other traumatic events. At the sam...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:34
High levels of mortality, exposure to violence and psychological distress experienced by the internally displaced population of Ein Issa camp prior to and during their displacement in Northeast Syria, November 2017
War in Syria has lasted for more than eight years, causing population displacement, collapse of medical and public health services, extensive violence and countless deaths. Since November 2016, military operat...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:33
An evaluation of a tuberculosis case-finding and treatment program among Syrian refugees—Jordan and Lebanon, 2013–2015
The displacement crisis in Syria poses challenges for tuberculosis (TB) control across the region. Since 2012 in Jordan and 2013 in Lebanon, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has supported the...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:32
Health needs of displaced Syrians in refugee hosting countries have become increasingly complex in light of the protracted Syrian conflict. The primary aim of this study was to identify the primary health need...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:31
Formative psychosocial evaluation using dynamic networks: trauma, stressors, and distress among Darfur refugees living in Chad
Research on the impact of various types of stressors on refugee wellbeing may not readily inform those designing interventions about the supports that will be most helpful in particular settings. Composite var...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:30
Ethical, methodological, and contextual challenges in research in conflict settings: the case of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
Research within conflict settings challenges the ethical assumptions of traditional research practice. The tensions between theory and practice were evident in a study of working children among Syrian refugee ...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:29
In June 2017, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a military operation to retake the city of Raqqa, Syria, from the so-called Islamic State. The city population incurred mass numbers of wou...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:28
“What’s happening in Syria even affects the rocks”: a qualitative study of the Syrian refugee experience accessing noncommunicable disease services in Jordan
Humanitarian actors and host-countries in the Middle East and North Africa region are challenged with meeting the health needs of Syrian refugees and adjusting the response to contemporary humanitarian conditi...
Citation: Conflict and Health 2019 13:26
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