States “failing to help children survive torture”

Photo: UNICEF/Karel Prinsloo

States are not doing enough to help the recovery of children and families who’ve fled conflict and experienced torture and other ill-treatment, a UN event for victims of abuse has heard.

Clinical psychologist Anette Carnemalm said in her home country of Sweden, which has welcomed more than 160,000 mainly Syrian refugees this year, many families and children are still in shock after fleeing the war-torn nation.

Ms Carnemalm took part in an event in Geneva on Friday hosted by the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNFVT).

She told Daniel Johnson that much more research needs to be done and state procedures put in place to prevent torture from affecting successive generations, as is the case now.

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