Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Three-Quarters of Asylum Seekers Confronted with Violence

Almost three-quarters of asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands and Belgium are confronted – directly or indirectly – with violence, including rape and physical assault. These are the findings of a study by the University of Gent. Of the respondents 39% were themselves victims. The others said that it had affected their family or friends.


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