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"We cannot let abusive language limit our potential for compassion," writes Curt Goering, CVT executive director, in response to the second executive order banning refugees and nationals from six prominently Muslim countries.

New Tactics, a program of CVT, helped shift a summer intern's life course toward human rights advocacy and creativity.

Aregawi Kahsay, administration/HR officer, CVT Ethiopia, describes the challenges and rewards of working in an administrative role with the community in the refugee camps.

The Washington D.C. office of CVT spoke with the Healing and Human Rights blog about their work effecting change in policy concerning torture and the refugee crisis.

Dawit Ermias, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, writes about the therapeutic approaches that help child refugees heal from their traumatic experiences.

Marie Soueid, CVT policy counsel, wrote this Explainer with details on the Executive Order regarding refugees and immigration and subsequent legal actions.

CVT participated in a small roundtable discussion the last weekend in January with Senators Klobuchar and Franken on the impact of the Executive Order (EO) on refugees. 

Andom Redae

Andom Redae, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, reports from the Adi Harush refugee camp about CVT clients' return to dignity. 

Habteab Tsegay, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia, describes his work with refugee torture survivors and the importance of work within the community.

Daniel Welday, psychosocial counselor, CVT Ethiopia,describes the enormous changes he sees in the lives of torture survivors after they seek care.

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