Authors: Selam Kidane, Dr. Mia Stokmans (edited by Selam Kidane)

Year: December, 2018

Pages: 6


The plight of refugees seeking to reach Europe escaping war and political conflict is something that continues to prove a challenge. The need to develop better policies and strategies and design better support interventions is imperative; however this can’t be achieved without having a comprehensive understanding of the refugee experiences of trauma and collective trauma.


This paper argues that trauma support delivered, utilizing the refugees’ own communication pathways, is key to successful integration of refugees reducing the risk of dangerous secondary migration.

Relevance of Communication in the Fight Against Human Trafficking