Published: 1 April 2017
Author(s): Raffaella Bianucci, Philippe Charlier, Antonio Perciaccante, Donatella Lippi, Otto Appenzeller
Issue: April 2017
Section: Original Article

Due to civil wars, violence and persecutions, between 2015 and 2016, more than 1.4 million people, from the Middle East and Africa, fled their counties and migrated to Europe. The vast majority of migrants, who have already experienced enormous level of stressors, are faced with dangerous, often lethal, migratory journeys. Those who survive are exposed to adaptation stressors such as different languages, isolation, lack of work opportunities, diminished social status and a sense of failure in the new countries of residence.

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