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CVT Georgia commemorates five years of serving clients.
Wangui Wanjiru, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, writes about her work with Rosa, a client who began rebuilding her life and better supporting and connecting with her daughter after tele-counseling.
Habiba Huka, counseling supervisor, CVT Nairobi, writes about the remarkable and steady progress made by a client whose care included tele-counseling.
As the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the CVT Ethiopia-Gambella team acted quickly to care for clients and implement new processes.
Noor Al-Sagher, tele-mental health therapist/trainer, Survivor of Torture Initiative, writes about her work with survivors of sexual torture, saying “every case of recovery is an achievement of humanity.”
As conflict erupted in the northern Tigray state where we work, the CVT Ethiopia team took action to care for people impacted by trauma. Liyam Eloul, clinical advisor for mental health, CVT Ethiopia, writes about their efforts.
Biro Okwory Ongom, psychosocial counselor, CVT Kalobeyei, writes about his journey and his work with clients, writing, “Doing this work helps clients get hope, and it gives me hope.”
Ansam Abusabha, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about how one client’s progress can bring not only healing, but happiness, to many people.
As the COVID-19 pandemic approached, the physiotherapy team at CVT Kalobeyei moved quickly to adapt their in-person sessions to a hybrid model, allowing for continued, yet socially distanced, care.
Guest author Ariel Zarate, MA, LSW, writes about the dire situation faced by the Rohingya population and the need for change to the U.S. refugee resettlement program.

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