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Aid centers, overwhelmed by refugees who have been tortured, seek more funding

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The Torture Victims Relief Act is up for reauthorization in Congress. The bill funds many centers across the United States that rehabilitate refugee survivors of torture. (Chris Twarowski/CNS)


The Torture Victims Relief Act, the bill that funds rehabilitation centers for survivors of torture, is currently up for reauthorization in Congress. (Chris Twarowski/CNS)

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Faced with increasing need for their services, centers that aid refugees who have been tortured say they need more federal financing.