Psychosocial Support in Emergencies: Critical for Syrian children

Children bear the brunt of conflict around the world. Syria is no exception. Children have been targeted and killed in conflict violence, used in combat, abducted, tortured and abused. They have witnessed atrocities, been displaced, lost family members, and been denied access to school. As in many conflict-driven emergency settings, Syria faces a serious shortage in humanitarian assistance. And just as in many other emergencies, the provision of support for the psychological and social well-being and recovery of children – ‘psychosocial support’ – is being overlooked. This is happening despite confirmed evidence that psychosocial support during emergencies is critical. The testimonies from Syrian children in this report further underline its absolute necessity. 

This report aims to provide Syrian children with a platform to make their voices heard. Their stories highlight the urgent need to address the psychosocial well-being of children affected by the Syrian civil war, and in all emergencies

Published 2019-01-07

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Publication year
2013
Country
Syria

Document Information

Publisher
Publication year
2013
Country
Syria