Recent deaths serve as a warning about the mental health crisis that migrants face living in shelters months after arriving in the U.S. .

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. . Venezuelan refugees write about the traumas, challenges, and achievements of their journey and how migration affects mental health. .

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent migrants from Venezuela to Martha’s Vineyard. The problem wasn’t that the residents didn’t care, but that island lacked the infrastructure provided by faith groups at the border. DeSantis and other governors should be seeking meaningful immigration reform instead of headlines. Refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people (IDPs) and migrants often come from communities affected by war, conflict, climate change or economic crisis, with vulnerabilities related to the condition of their journeys such as inadequate access to food and water, sanitation and other basic services. They are at risk of communicable diseases, accidental injuries, hypothermia, burns, unwanted pregnancy and delivery-related complications, and various noncommunicable diseases. Moreover, refugees and migrants are at risk of poor mental health outcomes. Refugee and migrant health are also strongly related to the social determinants of health in host communities (e.g., employment, income, education and housing).
The World Health Organization (WHO) works around the world to secure the health rights of refugees and migrants and achieve universal health coverage. Updated September 15 A group 50 Venezuelan migrants, some of them children, landed on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. The migrants arrived by plane at Martha’s Vineyard Airport. According to Geoff Freeman, airport director at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, the name of the charter was Ultimate Air Charters. He said it was two planes that arrived at . Critics have said that a lack of guidance and equipment to perform life-saving rescues leaves soldiers dangerously unprepared to deal with a common scenario on the border while dehumanizing the migrants attempting to cross the river.In an emotional farewell Friday, the roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants flown unannounced to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday left the island.