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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!

RÉCITS SÉJOURS ÉTÉ 2021
JOURNAL DE BORD - SÉJOUR AOÛT 2021

Ça y est, notre récit journalier du dernier séjour à Conques est publié ! Cliquez ci-dessous
pour lire les témoignages de nos bénéficiaires et le compte-rendu de nos encadrants bénévoles.

ATELIERS LIMBO - RENTRÉE 2021
ATELIERS LIMBO - RENTRÉE 2021

Les ateliers de médiation artistique reprennent... mais attention, l'adresse change !
RV tous les mercredis, de 10h30 à 13h, au centre culturel LE 104.
5 rue Curial - 75019 Paris

SONGS OF THE LIVING


SONGS OF THE LIVING

All of the LIMBO team are proud and excited to announce the upcoming release of the documentary
Songs of the Living ✨, made with the whole team during our reconstruction stays in Conques.
Our thoughts today are with those who have made this film possible, the young people of Limbo,
with whom we have written step by step created Songs of the Living, together.

THE EXHIBITION
SUMMER 2021: EXHIBITION IN CONQUES

Come and discover our work during an exhibition of 12 thematic displays in the Abbey of Sainte-Foy de Conques.
All summer long, a team of enthusiastic mediators will be waiting for you to talk about commitment, solidarity and humanity!

REHABILITATION STAYS RECOMMENCE
JULY AND AUGUST 2021: STAYS IN CONQUES

Good news! After a postponement due to the Covid during the Easter holidays, our reconstruction stays in Conques are starting again this summer... so hurry up and let us know if you are interested
or if you know a young survivor in need of support!

world refugee day



20 JUNE: WORLD REFUGEE DAY

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, a collective of activists
decided to cover the walls of Paris with words of people in exile.

WORKSHOPS REOPENING?
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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Jeunes survivants accompagnés

(Homepage photo by Olga KRAVETS