Life of Refugees


No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.


A seven-year-old girl just awoke from her nightmare; people were killed in the streets, there wasn’t a safe sanctuary anywhere, going to school was a life-threatening experience, hospitals lacked the necessary resources to attend to the needs of the wounded, and anarchy reigned. The girl realized that her nightmare, the same one she was having for a week now, was reality. A harsh reality that would force this young girl to flee her native country, changing her life forever. That following night, she along with her family were smuggled into an unknown place by truck.

Here, They become Refugees now. What Its their fault?

The Political conflict leads to their migration.


An essential component of that experience is the psychosocial impact resulting from conditions of refugee life that challenge survival. In this column, we attempt to do justice to the reality of refugee life and the emerging responses by psychologists to the needs of refugees. We first frame the extensiveness of refugees worldwide, then present a moving and provocative first-person account of encountering a refugee camp, and finally, discuss some emerging responses by psychologists to the trauma of what are so often debilitating circumstances.

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