How to identify the needs of refugees victims of torture?

Time for Needs, a project with the objective of contributing to the identification of special needs of victims of torture and/or serious violence, came to a conclusion with a conference on 28 September 2017 in Brussels, aimed at disseminating project findings. During the conference the project’s final report, that includes a questionnaire assessing the procedural, reception, health and social needs of victims of torture and/or serious violence, was launched. During this conference presentations from the project partners and representatives from … read more


Tools for identifying the needs of refugees survivors of torture

It is generally estimated that between 5 and 35% of asylum seekers are torture survivors. Post Traumatic Stress Disorders can range from 20-40%, while depression rates can vary from 30-70% of refugee population. In our work with refugees we often come across persons who have gone through terrible experiences, either at home or along their escape journey: torture, detention, rape, and other forms of physical or psychological violence. These harrowing experiences exacerbate the pain felt by refugees as they are … read more


What support for refugees who are victims of violence & torture?

It is generally estimated that between 5% and 35% of asylum seekers are torture survivors. Post-traumatic stress disorder can range from 20%-40%, while depression rates can vary from 30%-70% of the refugee population. ‘Time for Needs: Listening, Healing, Protecting | A Joint Action for an Appropriate Assessment of Special Needs of Victims of Torture and Violence’ teams us up with colleagues in Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Portugal and Belgium. The project’s general objective is to contribute to the identification of … read more