L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
June 2018

The next conference in the ongoing series on migration "Les rendez-vous de la migration", organized jointly by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Initiatives et Changement (I&C) and the Hospice Général on the topic of "Trauma and resilience" will take place on 14 June.

One person out of seven in the world is a migrant. These include 250 million international migrants and 760 million internal migrants"Les rendez-vous de la migration" aims to support the discussion of issues related to migration and integration in Geneva through personal stories and open dialogue.

On 14 June, Dr. Sigiriya Aebischer Perone, head of the Department of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine  at HUG and Sarah Ait Ghezala-Rossier, a psychologist and psychotherapist with Association Pluriels, will present some useful tools and techniques to better understand what constitutes a trauma.

They will also discuss how to respond to people's personal histories of trauma, support their recovery and appreciate their resilience.

If you missed the first conference in the series, “Migratory routes and refugee camps, a long voyage, a summary is available here.

This photo, by Thomas Dworzak was taken in Libya in 2011. It is part of a collective exhibition currently hosted by the IMRC entitled "EXIL”, which includes "more than 300 images by Magnum Photos' photojournalists documenting the walking, waiting, uncertainty and fear, but also hope, that characterizes a migrant's journeys."