A terrorist attack is traumatic for a wide range of individuals and institutions, but it most directly affects the victims and their families. How well the victims’ physical and emotional needs are met can have a significant impact on how well the victims are able to cope with the trauma. The GCTF's Madrid Memorandum on Good Practices for Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings outlines non-binding good practices for States to provide prompt and efficient assistance and support to terrorism victims from the moment of the attack through normalization and beyond. Providing for practical needs in a compassionate way is a tangible expression of the care and concern for citizens who are victims of terrorism, with a particular attention paid to the needs of children. This video is part of the Lifecycle Toolkit. For more information and interactive content on the Lifecycle Toolkit website.
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