Thursday, March 9, 2017

Self-Harm, Drugs, Suicide: The Future of Syria's Children?

By Catherine Hardy

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Nelson Mandela‘s famous quote offers a sobering reflection on the effect the long-running conflict in Syria is having on its children.

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save the Children.

The charity says one in four, or around 2.5 million, are on the brink of developing a mental health disorder. 

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Source: euronews.

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