Children seeking asylum have often seen horrific sights, whether in their country of origin or as they were fleeing – or they have been victims of violence, abuse and neglect themselves,’ says Lea Bachmann, Director of Partnerships at Save the Children Switzerland. This aid organisation focuses on children’s rights. ‘In many cases, the parents or guardians of the children in question also have to work through traumatic experiences themselves,’ she says. As a result, these children need age-appropriate care, but this is often not available. This is where Save the Children comes in, with their ‘Protect and Support Refugee Children in Switzerland’ project. Offering support to children and their parents makes it more likely that they will be able to shape their own lives. In addition to providing expert advice about asylum, Save the Children also offers practical guides relating to playing and learning, while making the general population more aware of the needs of refugee children. The project is supported by various charities.
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