A Crisis of Protection and Safe Passage: Violence Experienced by Migrants/Refugees Travelling Along the Western Balkan Corridor to Northern Europe
de Vingne, B
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JournalConflict and Health
AbstractPushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, European countries instituted restrictive migration policies often characterized by building of razor-wire border fences and border closures. Among migrants/refugees who received mental health care in Serbia while travelling through Balkan countries to Northern Europe, we assessed the prevalence and patterns of violent events experienced including physical trauma.