About 40 violent conflicts are currently active and nearly 1% of the people in the world are refugees or displaced persons. Over 80% of all refugees are in developing countries, although 4 million have claimed asylum in western Europe in the past decade.
Refugee children living in Australia have usually survived a multitude of traumatic experiences in their country of origin. Exposed to war, persecution, extreme deprivation and sometimes torture, they are prone to post traumatic stress disorder and physical ailments.
Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU)is an NGO comprised of a network of doctors and lawyers in Kenya dedicated to a torture free society though medico legal documentation. Our vision is to transform social paradigms on torture and human rights abuse and transforming social perception on torture and human rights.
The SPA is a registered (since 1993), non-profit, non-governmental mental health organization. It is based in Zagreb, Croatia. It welcomes mental health professionals as full members and other people as beneficiaries without regard to gender, race, ethnicity or religious affiliation. (In Croatian and English.)
The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors provides a holistic range of professional services to facilitate the healing process for refugees who have been exposed to torture and trauma. The service also provides early health assessment and intervention services to newly arrived people from refugee like backgrounds.