आक्रमणमा आमाबुबा मारिएपछि भोकभोकै बेसहारा बने १- २ वर्षका यी सिरियन बालबालिकाहरु
Kathmandu, 9th March: As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year, campaigners are warning the scars of the conflict will be etched on the mental wellbeing of children, with a whole generation left “emotionally destroyed” from the trauma.
Children in the war torn country have been bombed, starved and seen their friends and families die before their eyes. Their homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed and thousands have been torn apart from their families and friends as they flee the fighting.Save the Children describes the psychological toll placed on minors as “enormous”, with youngsters living in almost constant fear.
The charity’s warning comes a day after seven-year-old Bana Alabed wrote an open letter to Theresa May asking the UK to send “medicine, doctors, water and milk” to help save “dying children”.
In the charity’s latest report released on Tuesday, called Invisible Wounds, the reality facing Syrian children’s mental health and wellbeing have been assessed. The organisation says the majority of the 450 children it spoke to have shown signs of “severe emotional distress”.