Therapy for Torture Victims Has Surprising Economic Benefit, Study Says

Refugees.jpgEvery month, about 300 refugees apply for asylum in Denmark, seeking shelter from conflicts and persecution in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere. And many of them need help beyond finding a new home.

A 2013 study calculated that 30 percent of refugees in high-income host countries have experienced torture; about 150 refugees seek treatment at the Danish Institute Against Torture every year.

We already know the moral reasons for helping traumatized refugees to recover. But are there economic benefits as well? Continue reading at NPR.

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