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Author Shultz, J.M.; Shultz JM; Rechkemmer, A.; Rechkemmer A; Rai, A.; Rai A; McManus, K.T.; McManus KT
Title Public Health and Mental Health Implications of Environmentally Induced Forced Migration. Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Disaster medicine and public health preparedness Abbreviated Journal Disaster Med Public Health Prep
Volume 13 Issue 2 Pages 116-122
Keywords * Climate Change; *Global Warming; *Human Migration; *Mental Health; *Population Surveillance; *Public Health
Abstract Climate change is increasingly forcing population displacement, better described by the phrase environmentally induced forced migration. Rising global temperatures, rising sea levels, increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters, and progressive depletion of life-sustaining resources are among the drivers that stimulate population mobility. Projections forecast that current trends will rapidly accelerate. This will lead to an estimated 200 million climate migrants by the year 2050 and create dangerous tipping points for public health and security.Among the public health consequences of climate change, environmentally induced forced migration is one of the harshest and most harmful outcomes, always involving a multiplicity of profound resource and social losses and frequently exposing migrants to trauma and violence. Therefore, one particular aspect of forced migration, the effects of population displacement on mental health and psychosocial functioning, deserves dedicated focus. Multiple case examples are provided to elucidate this theme. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2019;13:116-122).
Address 4Miller School of Medicine,University of Miami,Miami,Florida.
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