In Ukraine, civilians and National Guard soldiers are performing on stage together. They’re freeing themselves of war-related traumas by literally acting them out.
The trauma of war doesn't end for refugee children when they reach a safe country. In Germany, the psychological effects of the war may influence their daily behavior and have a negative impact on their future.
A German victim protection organization has called for more therapy to help traumatized refugees. The group has pointed to a rise in attacks against refugee shelters as one of the reasons for the increase is needed.
President Joachim Gauck has visited Babyn Yar, a 1941 Nazi massacre site in Ukraine, saying generations later Germany will continue owning up to its past. More than 33,000 Jews were murdered in a ravine outside Kyiv.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
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