More than 24 Million Children Affected by Conflict Need Mental Health Support

Posted September 11, 2019 12:34 pm by ZENIT Staff

More than 24 Million Children Affected by Conflict Need Mental Health Support

Millions of children living in high-intensity conflict zones or forced to flee as refugees will require support to address mental health concerns, according to a new briefing, ‘Road to recovery: responding to children’s mental health in conflict,’ released by Save the Children ahead of critical meetings at next week’s United Nations General Assembly.
 Latest figures show that 142 million children live in conflict zones with more than 1,000 battle-related deaths in a year. It is thought that nearly one-fifth of people living in and displaced by conflict will need mental health support – with an additional 5% likely to experience a severe mental

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