Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 569

Review

The plight of Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic: Physical/psychosocial consequences

AbdulKareem Al-Obaidi1,2 and Ghazwan Maqur2
1Institute for International Education (IIE), NY, USA. 2AlMustansyria Medical College, Baghdad-Iraq.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 January 2012

Abstract

Haitians are the largest minority living in Dominican Republic. These destitute people escaped the deprivations and disasters of their home country only to face other more tyrannical situations at asylums in the Dominican Republic. This manuscript focuses on the health consequences facing Haitians living on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Their plight is a humanitarian crisis that requires the joint efforts of the international community and the local governments.

 

Key words: Haitians, Dominican Republic, asylum, health, humanitarian crisis.