THE TRAUMA OF FACING DEPORTATION

Remember the story about “Sleeping Beauty”? Click here or on the pdf file to learn more or read an excerpt below.

 

In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.

 

Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients seem to have lost the will to live. “They are like Snow White,” a doctor said. “They just fall away from the world.”

Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients seem to have lost the will to live. “They are like Snow White,” a doctor said. “They just fall away from the world.”

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