On the shattering effects of the Syrian War

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“ The conflict has taken a devastating toll on the mental health of Syria’s children. More than 70% of Syrian children interviewed by ‘Save the Children’ showed symptoms of toxic stress or post-traumatic stress disorder, with symptoms including bed-wetting, loss of speech, aggression and substance abuse. The same report said that 59% of adults knew children and adolescents who had been recruited into the conflict ”

Kate Hodal, ‘Syrian children pushed to the brink after worst atrocities since war began’, The Guardian

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