The bzfo has been treating victims of torture and war-time violence since 1992. People from around 40 countries mainly from Chechnya, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Balkans and African countries seek help. Women, men, adolescents and children receive both medical and psychotherapeutic help as well as social assistance.

Multidisciplinary Team

Our multidisciplinary team is specialized in medicine, psychotherapy, psychology, physiotherapy, social work and creative therapies. Together with specially trained interpreters they treat about 400 patients yearly.

Public Relations and Lobbying

We raise awareness through numerous publications for both the general public and professionals, through participation in congresses and conferences, by networking with national as well as international organizations and bodies as well as public relation work.

Our international activities focus on the establishment of treatment centres in persecutory states and crisis areas.

Public and private support

This wide range of offers can only be maintained due to our public and private donors, supporters and sponsors.

Multiple competencies in the Center ÜBERLEBEN

The Center for Refugee and Migration Services (zfm) has been working since the middle of 2005 under the sponsorship of the Berlin Center for Torture Victims (bzfo). Both organizations cooperate with the Ueberleben - Foundation for Torture Survivors (LINK) and the non-profit organization Catania since the middle of 2008 under the umbrella of Center UEBERLEBEN.

Read more on our portal site www.ueberleben.org.