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REBUILDING THE SURVIVORS

The majority of people exiled from Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from severe psychological trauma. They have often lived through hell, the real one. That of crossing deserts and seas. Above all, that of the torture camps in Libya, Egypt or Sudan. The majority of exiled people arriving in Europe suffer from severe psychological trauma. Nightmares, depression, suicides, many experience great difficulty in living and integrating in their host country. However, these traumas are only very rarely taken care of by the official structures. In the face of this situation, Limbo, founded in 2016, has organised week-long stays which aim to repair some of the trauma, by taking care of refugees from torture camps in Egypt, Libya and Sudan. Through the practice of art therapy, community experience, and a week in a stable and soothing structure, Limbo accompanies these survivors on the path to resilience, and helps them to come back to life.

OUR ACTIONS

Since its creation, LIMBO has divided its action into two areas: reconstruction, and raising awareness. This dual commitment is the result of our deep-rooted desire to carry out, in parallel, work on the ground directly with the survivors, through physical and psychological support during the stays we organise in Conques and in our Parisian workshops. At the same time, advocacy work to raise awareness with the authorities, as well as the general public, about a reality that few people know, and even less want to recognise: the torture camps in Libya.

LATEST NEWS

Keep up to date with our progress and all our new projects for the year 2021!

RÉOUVERTURE DES ATELIERS ?
LIMBO WORKSHOPS REOPENING

In March 2021, our workshops will resume at the Maison Ouverte (Montreuil).
Come and join the music therapy and resilience theatre workshops!
Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm.

Volunteers needed
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We have many new projects for 2021...
but to achieve them we need your help!

publication Primo Levi
LIMBO IN THE PRIMO LEVI CENTRE'S MAGAZINE "MÉMOIRES"

In their latest issue "Reprendre vie", the Primo Levi Centre
invited Limbo to write an article about our reconstruction stays in Conques.

NEWSLETTER
LIMBO LAUNCHES ITS NEWSLETTER

In 2021, our communications and advocacy teams launch a newsletter on essential
news for survivors. Sign up at the bottom of the page.

POURSUITE DES SÉJOURS
STAYS IN CONQUES

In Conques, between lockdowns and curfews, our stays still go on!
Retrouvez dès maintenant le Journal de bord des séjours d'octobre et décembre 2020.

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LIMBO NEWS

Limbo's communication and advocacy team follows the news of survivors in exile on a daily basis. Read our latest analyses and editorials here. 

EDITORIAL

LIMBO IN THEIR WORDS

"When I was ten years old, we used to play with clay like this. This morning I was so concentrated that I found that feeling again. When you're a child, you don't have the same responsibilities, the same stress."
Abdu
1st stay in Conques,
after the art-therapy workshop, "The Earth"
"For us, the days are twice as tiring. We're physically tired and we're mentally tired because we're constantly thinking about everything we've been through on the road." 
Bailo
2nd stay in Conques
"I'm going back to Paris with so many stories in my head. Usually, in French class, when the teacher asks - what did you do this week ? - I have nothing to say. But this time, I'll speak during the whole hour !"
Sophia
1st stay in Conques

LIMBO IN NUMBERS

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Years since Limbo was founded
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Stays of reconstruction
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Young survivors accompanied

(Homepage photo by Olga KRAVETS