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Definition of Terror

Definition of Terror

Our Patients are victims in volatile regions of the world that were injured, maimed uprooted by acts of terror, war and torture.

What do we associate with victims of terror?

Victims of terror (from lat. terrere “to frighten”) are people who have been physically or/and psychologically damaged by others to achieve political, economic or religious goals. Actions that cause victims of terror are, among others:

  • Destabilisation and/or overturning of the law, values and system of morals (basis: UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
  • Military operations incl. asymmetric waging of war
  • Civil wars
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual abuse, circumcision
  • Acts of revenge
  • Torture
  • Beatings, punishment (for religious or ideological reasons)