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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.

LATEST NEWS

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

SONGS OF THE LIVING


SONGS OF THE LIVING

Toute l'équipe de LIMBO est fière et émue de vous annoncer la sortie prochaine du film documentaire
Le Chant des vivants ✨, réalisé avec toute l'équipe lors de nos séjours de reconstruction à Conques.
Toutes nos pensées vont aujourd'hui à ceux pour qui et par qui ce film a pu exister, les jeunes de Limbo,
avec qui nous avons pas à pas écrit l'histoire ce Chant des vivants, tous ensemble.

L'EXPO
ÉTÉ 2021 : GRANDE EXPOSITION À CONQUES

Venez découvrir nos actions lors d'une exposition de 12 affiches thématiques dans l’Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques.
Tout l'été, une équipe de médiateurs.rices enthousiastes vous y attendra de pied ferme pour parler d’engagement, de solidarité, bref d’humanité !

POURSUITE DES SÉJOURS
JUILLET ET AOÛT 2021 : SÉJOURS À CONQUES

Bonne nouvelle ! Après un report dû au Covid lors des vacances de Pâques, nos séjours de reconstruction à Conques reprennent de plus belle cet été... alors dépêchez vous de nous faire signe si vous êtes intéressé
ou si vous connaissez un.e jeune survivant.e en besoin de soutien !

journée mondiale des réfugiés



20 JUIN : JOURNÉE MONDIALE DES RÉFUGIÉS

À l'occasion de la Journée Mondiale des Réfugiés, un collectif de colleuses militantes a
décidé de recouvrir les murs de Paris des mots de personnes exilées.

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.

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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.

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