Migrant workers, migrants, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees - the silent sufferers of the COVID-19 pandemic: a brief review of media reports

Syed, N.K., Al-Kasim, M.A., Alqahtani, S., Meraya, A.M., Syed, M.H., Elnaem, M.H. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2022. Migrant workers, migrants, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees - the silent sufferers of the COVID-19 pandemic: a brief review of media reports. Journal of Concurrent Disorders.

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Abstract

Like other vulnerable groups, the pandemic has severely and negatively impacted marginalized groups, including migrant laborers, documented and undocumented migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and asylum seekers. The present study briefly reviewed cases of attempted and completed suicide while also examining their causality among national and international migrant workers, migrants, IDPs, refugees, and asylum seekers during the ongoing pandemic. This study utilized retrospective extraction of suicide-related information from earlier published press reports. With regards to COVID-19-related suicides, this method has had widespread acceptability and has previously been extensively used in countries of SouthEast Asia for reporting suicides in academic journals. The authors located 26 relatively complete details of migrant worker suicides and suicide attempts from India and Singapore and 46 cases of migrant suicides from Malaysia with partially complete details. Lockdown-related health, job, and financial uncertainties coupled with pandemic-related emotional as well as mental stressors were some of the reported reasons for the alleged Citation:

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Concurrent Disorders
Creators: Syed, N.K., Al-Kasim, M.A., Alqahtani, S., Meraya, A.M., Syed, M.H., Elnaem, M.H. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Concurrent Disorders Society
Date: 8 February 2022
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Rights: ©2022 Syed, N.K., Al-kasim, M.A., Alqahtani, S., Meraya, A.M., Syed, M.H., Elnaem, M.H., Griffiths, M.D. Licensee CDS Press, Toronto, Canada. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Feb 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 12:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45671

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