Available data and gaps

The majority of reports on the health of refugees and humanitarian entrants in Australia use data from the Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants (BNLA) and research studies. Information on the full spectrum of health issues faced by humanitarian entrants is not available, and due to the nature of academic studies which tend to focus on case studies of sub-groups, the available data is often difficult to draw accurate conclusions on a population level (Dowling et al. 2019).


Dowling A, Enticott J, Kunin M and Russell G (2019) The association of migration experiences on the self-rated health status among adult humanitarian refugees to Australia: an analysis of a longitudinal cohort study, International Journal for Equity in Health, 18 (130), doi:10.1186/s12939-019-1033-z.