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Supporting the victims of the Ostrava shooting

By December 10, 2019February 1st, 2021News

Victim Support Europe strongly condemns the shooting that took place at the University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic on Tuesday 10 December 2019. Our thoughts are with the victims and families on this tragic day.
Police and the country’s health minister have said that six people have been killed and two more injured in a shooting at a hospital in the Czech Republic.
If you have been affected by the shooting you can find relevant information below.


Bílý kruh bezpečí , VSE member in the Czech Republic, provides individual expert assistance to all those affected, especially to a wide range of survivors, family members and traumatized witnesses. The 24/7 Help Line for Victims 116 006 can be used by victims, family members, witnesses or anyone who seek support to share pain and emotions at any time of day and night. Bílý kruh bezpečí will provide the necessary support, practical and legal information. Callers can also get contacts for other services if necessary. Bílý kruh bezpečí Ostrava Center can be reached by telephone at 731 306 411 or 597 489 204 on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. The team of psychologists, lawyers, therapists and case managers are already in contact with the first families of the survivors.

If you have been affected by this attack or any other, you can also find help in your own country. VSE has members in 30 countries which may be able to support you or connect you with a support organisation. Find the victim support organisation in your country here.
If you have any further questions you can contact Victim Support Europe by contacting Léa Meindre-Chautrand, VSE Policy Officer ( or Levent Altan, VSE Executive Director (

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