The refugee crisis is a torture crisis.
Up to 44% of refugees in the U.S. have survived torture.
At the Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT), we have worked for over 30 years to help survivors rebuild their lives after torture. We understand the destruction that torture causes to individuals, communities and society.
CVT’s research shows as many as 1.3 million refugees living in the United States are torture survivors. And from our work with thousands of survivors in Africa and the Middle East, we know that the numbers from our research are conservative. We must stand with refugees and take action to keep America’s doors open to those fleeing war and atrocities.
IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND REJECT TORTURE.
In recent years, we have seen a disturbing rise in the U.S. in public opinion, commentary and popular culture tolerating and even supporting torture. This is not who we are as Americans. It’s time to look at the truth about torture.