Gerritsen, Annette A. M.; Bramsen, Inge; Devill{\'{e}}, Walter; van Willigen, Loes H. M.; Hovens, Johannes E. & van der Ploeg, Henk M.

Physical and mental health of Afghan, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers and refugees living in the Netherlands

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology


Worldwide, the number of refugees and asylum seekers is estimated to be about 11.5 million plus a much larger number of former refugees who have obtained a residence permit in a new country. Although asylum seekers have been coming to the Netherlands since the 1980s, very few epidemiological studies have focused on this group of inhabitants or on the refugees who have resettled in this country.