Migrants (including Asylum Seekers and Refugees)

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Refugee Council

The largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.

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Migrant Health Guide

From the Health Protection Agency. Primarily aimed at supporting health practitioners who care for migrants but of interest to all, in particular it has a section on vulnerable migrants and information about language interpretation.

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Freedom from Torture

Provides care and rehabilitation to survivors of torture and other forms of organised violence.

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Helen Bamber Foundation

A collective of human rights specialists who respond with compassion and creativity to the legacy of cruelty. They work with survivors of genocide, torture, trafficking and rape who seek safety and refuge.

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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross cares for people in crisis, both nationally and internationally.

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NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

(Australian site.) Large amount of multi-lingual health related information.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7775 (v6)
Last Checked:
24 January 2012

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