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Asfaw Woldeyohannes Zegeye, logistics officer, CVT Ethiopia, comments on how all roles within CVT make a difference for survivors of torture and traumatic experiences.

Haftay Hindeya Reda, counselor at CVT Ethiopia, writes about the importance of helping survivors of torture and traumatic experiences identify a more complete picture of their lives.

Fisseha Micheale Tassow, interpreter/cultural liaison at CVT Ethiopia, writes about how effective translation is part of clients’ healing journey.

Mohammad Abu Yaman, senior physiotherapist at CVT Jordan, discusses the importance of the children’s group sessions and the role of parents in their child’s healing.

Medhanye Alem, counselor at CVT Ethiopia, writes about his work with Eritrean survivors of trauma of all ages, including many children.

Job Onyango, psychotherapist/trainer at CVT Ethiopia, describes his work with survivors of torture and war atrocities in this speech he delivered at CVT’s Restoring Hope Breakfast event, Oct. 4, 2016 in Minneapolis.

Ahmad Al-Shouly, social services coordinator at CVT Jordan, talks about the integral role of social services in supporting refugees who are survivors of torture. 

As the UN and U.S. refugee summits begin this week, Annie Sovcik, director of the Washington Office, sends reminders of the past and recommendations for the immediate future on the global refugee crisis. 

As CVT launches our #RejectTorture campaign today, Curt Goering, CVT executive director, asks fellow Americans to remember these simple facts: torture is illegal, immoral, ineffective and makes America less safe.

When a 9th grade class at Washington High in Milwaukee decided to support CVT Dadaab, nothing could stop them.

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