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Traumatised refugees – immediate response required (2018)

In cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

(2018, 40 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8047-3861-4)

Before, during and after their flight, refugees are subjected to particular physical, mental and socio-economic stressors. Physical problems and psychological distress vary depending on the accumulated experience of severe threats, such as war and displacement, and in particular depending on the conditions of development during childhood and adolescence. Preliminary investigations have shown that a substantial number of the refugees having arrived in Germany over the last two years require professional help and support to be equipped with the skills needed to successfully navigate the family, school and professional requirements needed to integrate them into society.


Elmar König

Head of Department Science – Policy – Society, Head of Berlin Office

Phone 030 203 8997 - 865
E-Mail elmar.koenig (at)leopoldina.org