Friday, March 20, 2009



Vietnamese boat-people conquer their fear of water
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Updated March 17, 2009 14:43:02

Thirty years after fleeing post-war Vietnam in overcrowded fishing boats, many boat refugees still find that a fear of water cripples their lives.

Just a splash on their face or the sight of the ocean on television can trigger a paralysing flashback. But now a trauma-counselling service in Australia has found a way to help conquer that fear, through learn-to-swim classes.

Presenter: Sonia Lear
Speakers: Thuy Tran, trauma counsellor; Dinh Tran, voluteer swin instructor

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