Genocide in Non-Western Nations

Many cultures are challenged with assisting in the recovery from the horrific atrocities of genocide. In the Western international community, trauma and its impact have been studied in depth; however, Western societies often have limited resources to address the aftermath of such a tragedy. Non-Western societies often lack the resources to respond to crimes against humanity, thus need to call on people outside their culture for assistance. A vacuum in mental health care occurs when the infrastructure and economic base are eliminated, and the professionals are killed or become refugees themselves. Destroying or attempting to destroy a culture is to eliminate a unit of collective memory, which casts individual members into oblivion. The systematic extermination of national, ethnic, racial, or religious groups are recorded in ...

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