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Children made 'sick with fear' in UK immigration detention centres

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/10/2009

Karen McVeigh

"Medical experts have found clear evidence that children held in UK immigration centres develop mental and physical health difficulties, according to a report published today.

"In the first study of its kind, a team of paediatricians and psychologists found 73% of children they examined had developed clinically significant emotional and behavioural problems since being detained. None had previously reported such problems.

"All those seen by a psychologist displayed symptoms of depression and anxiety and of being disoriented, confused and frightened by the experience. One child suffered the re-emergence of post-traumatic stress disorder, related to a previous war experience." Read on...
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"Children made 'sick with fear' in UK immigration detention centres", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/children-made-sick-with-fear-in-uk-immigration-detention-centres