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In the Aftermath of War and Torture
Coping with Long-Term Traumatization, Suffering and Loss
In today’s armed conflicts, it is civilians that suffer the most. As a result, the rate of traumatization is very high among migrants driven to flee from such conditions. The violent experiences they encounter have a lasting effect. The circumstances in the receiving countries make coping difficult, and not even their secure stay means an end to their traumatization. It is here that two major questions arise: What possibilities have victims in coping with such traumas themselves, and what responsibility do societies share in this process? This anthology is devoted to the issues of torture and war traumatizations. At the center of attention is a research project with Bosnian war refugees in Switzerland. Two additional contributions are situated within the context of the war in Bosnia. Also included is a report about the Swiss Red Cross’ Outpatient Clinic for Victims of Torture and War, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. In the course of 9 contributions by selected experts from different disciplines, the themes discussed illuminate both practical and theoretical viewpoints.