InterAction Members Respond to Separation of Families at Border

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Planet Aid, along with 88 other organizations, have signed onto a letter urging Congress to take immediate action against the forceful separation of children from their parents by U.S. immigration officials at the United States/Mexico border due to policies implemented by the current Administration. The letter was prepared and sent to Congress by members of InterAction, the largest alliance of US-based development and humanitarian NGOs.

Here is an excerpt from the letter:

The trauma caused to children and families seeking refuge in our nation by these policies will have ramifications for generations to come. On an individual level, children who undergo detention or have been forcibly separated from their families experience toxic stress that can profoundly and permanently impact their mental, physical, and emotional development. Any remedial action taken by the Administration or Congress should also seek to address the psychosocial support needs of children and families traumatized by such separation and detention.