Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wave of Suicide Attempts among Armenian Asylum-Seekers

Of the 45 Armenians who are being treated by the psycho-trauma center Zuid-Nederland, 22 adults are severely suicidal.  These are people whose requests for asylum have been rejected by the Dutch authorities.  Psychologists who treat them state that these refugees have reached a state of medical emergency. Psychologist Agnes Moyene-Jansen says that the traumas are the result of systematic maltreatment in Armenia, including rapes.  She added that the Dutch government authorities are ignoring the problem. 

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