Iraqi torture rehabilitation organisation joins IRCT movement
20 January 2014
A new torture rehabilitation organisation, offering support to thousands of torture victims in northern Iraq, has joined the IRCT.
The Kirkuk Centre for Torture Victims has an extensive network of rehabilitation centres in the north of the country, operating through six branches in the Kurdish region of Iraq and in the Domiz refugee camp.
It is the second IRCT member based in Iraq and already treats around 2,000 torture survivors a year, half of whom are women and children.
The centre offers a range of services catering for the needs of all victims of torture and is a particularly important resource in the region, especially with a rise in Syrian refugees entering the country seeking physical and psychological assistance…