The Medical Foundation for the care of victims of torture, a registered charity founded in 1985, treats and assists over 4000 survivors of torture every year.
Offering a range of services unique in the UK, The Medical Foundation relies heavily on the generosity of supporters to keep its work going.
Over 80% of every pound donated goes directly into the care and treatment of those who have experienced horrific mental and physical torture.
In 2006, some 2,145 men, women and children were referred to the Medical Foundation for help. They came from nearly 100 countries, foremost among which were Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iraq.
After checks to ensure that the cases fell within their remit, they were given, as appropriate to their needs, practical, medical, and psychological assistance in keeping with our holistic approach. On hand to help them were 242 paid staff, both full-time and part-time, and 184 volunteers, including doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, complementary therapists and legal advisers.
The Foundation needs your help. Please consider making a donation toward their work.