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The impact of trauma on the mental health of Syrian children

’In northwestern Syria particularly, we've seen an increase in self-harm and suicide among children as young as 12-years-old.’

Syrian-American Salma Almidani discusses the devastating mental impact of prolonged trauma on Syrian children who survived last month’s deadly earthquake and 12 years of war.

Without long-term care, children in northwest Syria are at risk of chronic illnesses and mental health issues.
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