Editor’s Introduction

  • Laura SimichEmail author
Part of the International Perspectives on Migration book series (IPMI, volume 7)


Every year, a relatively small number of refugees are given opportunities through official channels to resettle in host countries that have agreed to provide a safe haven under international law. Though challenging to survive under these circumstances, many refugees do survive in their adopted lands, and many even thrive. What makes such resilience possible? This book is about solutions, not just problems. It is about what it takes for refugees to overcome loss and adversity and to stay psychologically healthy while they recreate their lives in new places. The editors of this book have assembled recent research on this topic to demonstrate the importance of those factors that restore refugee health, and to suggest how resilience can be promoted by health and social service providers and by communities in refugee-receiving societies.


Asylum seekers Mental health Migration Refugees Resilience Research Social determinants of health 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vera Institute of JusticeNew YorkUSA

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