alexa Survivors of Traumatic Events in the Mediterranean: The
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International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience
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Letter to Editor

Survivors of Traumatic Events in the Mediterranean: The Physical and Psychology Impacts and the Importance of Psychological Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth

Solvig Ekblad1,2*

1Professor in Multicultural Health and Care Research, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Unit of Cultural Medicine, Stockholm

2Licensed psychologist at Academic Primary Health Care Center, Huddinge, Sweden

*Corresponding Author:
[email protected]


Our global history has been exposed to widespread violence, armed conflicts, terrorism and natural disasters which are unpredictable and devastating due to their nature. According to The UN Refugee Agency, today one in every 122 people has been forced to flee their home due to these reasons, and more than half are children (UNHCR, 2015). According to a WHO and UNHCR report (2015) “adults and children affected by emergencies experience a substantial and diverse range of mental, substance use and neurological problems” (page i).

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