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Overcoming the Trauma of War and Displacement

  • Medical Teams International 14150 SW Milton Ct Tigard, OR (map)

Gather with friends and learn how you can make a difference.
Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Admission: Free
Light Refreshments Provided
Medical Teams International Headquarters

Join us to hear speakers Kelly Kirk, Program Support Officer for Medical Teams’ field operations, and Fowzia Abdulle, Case Manager Supervisor for Catholic Charities’ refugee services, followed by a Q&A.

Women refugees from war zones have often faced a range of stress factors that are experienced by no other population. In their home country traumatic experiences may have included bombs, imprisonment, torture, and exile. The flight from their home is often fraught with danger and once in the country of exile, life still has its challenges.

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well”
- from the poem Home by Warsan Shire (British- Somali poet)

Questions? Please email: healthywomen@medicalteams.org