Somali and Oromo Refugees: Correlates of Torture and Trauma History

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This article, by Jim Jaranson (associated with the Center for Victims of Torture) and others, studies Somali and Ethiopian (Oromo) refugees in Minnesota to determine torture prevalence and associated problems. This study highlights the need to recognize torture in African refugees, especially women, identify indicators of posttraumatic stress in torture survivors, and provide additional resources to care for tortured refugees.

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