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On our blog

  • Pain . . . Sadness . . . Fear: Hikayat (a pseudonym), fled to Amman from Sudan, and shares her story in hopes of justice and safety.

  • We Say “This is Not the End” - Winnie Chao, physiotherapist, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about the journey her clients undertake and the positive results they gain.

  • Life is a Gift: Stanley Malonza, physiotherapy supervisor, CVT Kakuma, writes about his work and a client's difficult, but successful, journey to healing.

  • We are Here; Look at Us: Noor (a pseudonym) fled from Syria to Amman, where she found CVT Jordan. She is sharing her story so that others learn about what happened to the people of Syria.

What's new

  • News Release: CVT Calls for Immediate Investigation into New Reports of Gross Human Rights Abuses in ICE Detention

  • An article in the Washington Post, “Safety and ethics worries sidelined a ‘heat ray’ for years. The feds asked about using it on protesters.,” quotes former CVT Executive Director Douglas Johnson from a 2004 article. The article was also picked up by SF Gate and MSN.

  • Scott Roehm, CVT Washington director, is a coauthor of a series of articles at Just Security, “Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security,” marking the grim anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Darlene Lynch, head of external relations, CVT Georgia, is quoted in an article at Georgia Health News, “Health experts’ letter slams proposal that can bar asylum-seekers,” by Andy Miller.   

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