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The Emotional Pain of Refugees

The Syrian migrant crisis has triggered the worst humanitarian emergency since the 1940s. The tragedy was felt worldwide in the photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi,¬†whose body washed up on the shore in Bodrum, Turkey. Since the early days of the Syrian conflict, Non-government Organizations and the International Medical Corps have worked with families along the Turkish, Jordanian and Lebanese borders.¬†Mass displacement, economic despair, daily violence and the death of loved ones have led to a mental health epidemic. As the political, financial and social issues are multi-faceted and complicated, there’s … Continue reading

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