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Providing care to a tortured individual.

Here is a guide for supporting individuals who have experienced torture.

Torture is the use of force to inflict pain or suffering for specific purposes. 

Supporting a survivor:

  • Unconditional support: Show care without judgment.

  • Meeting basic needs: Provide food, water, shelter, and medical care.

  • Active listening: Listen attentively and allow the survivor to express their emotions.

  • Patience: Recovery takes time; be patient and give healing space. 

  • Respect for privacy: Don't probe into their experiences. 

  • Mental health awareness: Refer them to a qualified professional if concerned. 


Remember, you and the survivor are not alone; many resources are available to help.

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