Majority of asylum seekers victims of violence

14th February 2008, Comments 5 comments

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

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.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]

Subject: Dutch news, Belgian news

3 Comments To This Article

  • Chaya posted:

    on 16th February 2008, 17:27:05 - Reply

    Maybe they are subjected to racist remarks.
  • Greg posted:

    on 15th February 2008, 14:23:53 - Reply

    What the heck is "emotional violence"? Being forced to confront values that aren't your own? This reminds me of the ridiculously subjective "studies" done in the U.S. - people are asked if they are oppressed and, gasp, they always say they are!
  • Chaya posted:

    on 15th February 2008, 14:15:29 - Reply

    So, why do they continue to go to Europe?