Amidst the horrific images coming out of Syria this week, the UN has announced that more than 1 million children from that war-torn country are now refugees. There can be few things more distressing than the experience of war and exile, and the WHO estimates that over half of all refugees have mental health problems. Children, witnessing violence and displacement so early in their development, are particularly at risk from the effects of trauma and distress. Call for #SyriaPeaceTalks now!
The numbers generated by the ongoing conflict in Syria are truly shocking. This Saturday, 9 December, will be the 1000th day of the conflict in Syria. In that time, over 100,000 people have lost their lives. More than 2 million Syrians have fled. The killing must stop. Time for a #ceasefire and the Geneva II peace talks. oxf.am/wTp
The UN has announced that more than one million children from war-torn Syria are now refugees. There can be few things more distressing than the experience of war and exile. Farah, 10, explains: “We were living in peace and security in Syria. The bombing started and our area was hit. Seven of our neighbors died. When I saw people slaughtered in front of me I was afraid and I started to cry.” #SyriaPeaceTalks now! www.change.org/...