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International News

  • At Australia’s offshore refugee processing center in Nauru, doctors issued a medical alert for an Iranian man who has now been on a hunger strike for 36 days.
  • In Canada, the Quebec Public Interest Research Group organized a panel to discuss changes to the Interim Federal Health Programme which have placed severe limitations on care for certain refugees.
  • For dependent relatives from outside Europe to be granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK with their citizen family members, they must prove they need long-term personal care to perform everyday tasks.
  • In Australia, advocacy groups claim that the government’s attempts to soften the country’s entry requirements for people with disabilities have not truly removed the discriminatory criteria, which regard disability as a “disease.”
  • The Sweden Democrats (SD), Sweden’s far-right, anti-immigration party, is now third in national polls, and may garner significant influence in the 2014 elections.

Research

Mendenhall, Emily. 2012. Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes Among Mexican Immigrant Women. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Organista, Kurt C., Paula A. Worby, James Quesada, Sonya G. Arreola, Alex H. Kral, and Sahar Khoury. 2012. Sexual health of Latino migrant day labourers under conditions of structural vulnerability. Culture, Health & Sexuality doi 10.1080/13691058.2012.740075.

Zuber, Julianne. 2012. Comment: Healthcare for the Undocumented: Solving a Public Health Crisis in the U.S. Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 28: 350-378.

Prepared by Rachel Stonecipher and Nolan Kline

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