Treating physical and psychological wounds of Syria’s war victims

03 Feb 2016
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European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

The European Commission's Directorate-General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection has provided a blog entry detailing the experience of a colleague who met with refugee families in Turkey who are receiving specific medical and psychological care.  Of the nearly two million Syrian refugees living in Turkey, most are struggling to get by in towns and villages outside of the government-run camps. They face difficulties in providing for their families, paying rent and adjusting to their new lives. It is especially hard for people who have been injured during the conflict – many of whom have been left with mobility issues after surgery. The European Commission is supporting home-based physical rehabilitation services to many of these people, including young children, whose lives have changed forever.

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