MAJORITY OF CHILDREN IN GAZA’S HARDEST-HIT AREAS SHOWING SIGNS OF SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS A YEAR ON FROM DEADLY WAR

Children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year’s conflict are still showing signs of severe emotional distress, including high levels of bed wetting and nightmares.

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Children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year’s conflict are still showing signs of severe emotional distress, including high levels of bed wetting and nightmares.

A new assessment by Save the Children found that:

  • An average of 75% of children surveyed experience unusual bedwetting regularly.
  • In one area, al-Shoka, nearly half the children interviewed wet the bed every night.
  • Up to 89% of parents reported that their children suffer consistent feelings of fear, while more than 70% of children said they worried about another war.
  • On average seven out of 10 children interviewed suffer regular nightmares.

During last year’s 51-day war, 551 children in Gaza were killed and 3,436 were injured, while an estimated 1,500 lost their parents. Many more were made homeless and saw their schools damaged or destroyed. In Israel, one child was also killed by rocket fire and 270 were injured.

David Hassell, Co-Country Director…

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1 thought on “MAJORITY OF CHILDREN IN GAZA’S HARDEST-HIT AREAS SHOWING SIGNS OF SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS A YEAR ON FROM DEADLY WAR

  1. Count the dead children on both sides. You will see it was not a war. It was a Holocaust. “War” is the term the media use to imply equal blame by victims and killers.

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