The Australian government has indicated that one of the priority groups for the 12,000 humanitarian entrant places that will be provided for refugees from Syria will be those assessed as most vulnerable, particularly women, children and families.
The following resources focus on the mental health and wellbeing of women and children.
- Ahlam Al-Natour & Samar Mohammad Al-Ostaz et al; (2018) Marital Violence During War Conflict: The Lived Experience of Syrian Refugee Women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. First published online: June 27, 2018
- Baarnhielm, Sofie. The meaning of pain: A cultural formulation of a Syrian woman in Sweden. Transcultural Psychiatry Vol.49(1), Feb 2012, pp. 105-120.
- Hadfield, K., Ostrowski, A., & Ungar, M. (2017). What can we expect of the mental health and well-being of Syrian refugee children and adolescents in Canada? Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 58(2), 194-201.
- Parker, Stephanie. Hidden crisis: Violence against Syrian female refugees The Lancet Vol.385(9985), Jun 2015, pp. 2341-2342.
- Samari, Goleen The Response to Syrian Refugee Women’s Health Needs in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan and Recommendations for Improved Practice. Humanity in Action, 2015.
- Tappis, Hannah; Biermann, Elizabeth; et al; Domestic violence among Iraqi refugees in Syria. Health Care for Women International. Vol.33(3), Mar 2012, pp. 285-297.
- UNHCR Woman Alone: The fight for survival by Syria’s refugee women 2014
- UN Women Inter-agency assessment: Gender-based Violence and Child Protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on Early Marriage Peace and Security. Amman, Jordan, July 2013.
- Daud, Atia; af Klinteberg, et al; Resilience and vulnerability among refugee children of traumatized and non-traumatized parents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. Vol.2 Mar 2008, ArtID 7.
- Devakumar, Delan & Birch, Marion ; et al; Child health in Syria: recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health Conflict and Health 2015 9:34
- A.K. Gadeberg; E. Montgomery et al; Assessing trauma and mental health in refugee children and youth: a systematic review of validated screening and measurement tools European Journal of Public Health, Volume 27, Issue 3, 1 June 2017, Pages 439–446,
- International Medical Corps & UK Aid UNICEF Mental Health Psychosocial and Child Protection for Syrian Adolescent Refugees in Jordan 2014
- Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim. Impact of conflict in Syria on Syrian children at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Early Child Development and Care. Vol.184(9-10), Oct 2014, pp. 1507-1530.
- Save the Children. 2017 Invisible Wounds: The impact of six years of war on the mental health of Syria’s children. (pdf 1.14MB)
- Sawsan, Jabri Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Syrian Crisis: Challenges and Recommendations. Short Communication International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 2016 17(4):676-677
- Sirin, Selcuk and Rogers-Sirin, Lauren. The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children. (pdf 2.56MB) Migration Policy Institute. 2015
- UNHCR The Future of Syria: Refugee Children in Crisis Website Report. 2014
- United Nations Security Council. Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq.