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Majority of asylum seekers victims of violence

14 February 2008

GHENT – A majority of asylum seekers and refugees become victims of violence when they arrive in Europe.

This emerged from an international study carried out in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.

The University of Ghent collected and analysed the research data. 62 percent of asylum seekers and refugees were confronted with emotional/psychological violence upon arriving in Europe, while 57 percent were confronted with sexual violence and 47 percent with other physical violence.

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Subject: Dutch news, Belgian news