The Norm For Displaced Syrians: PTSD

A decade after the start of the Syrian civil war, a “Syrian PTSD crisis” has taken hold, according to a report by Syria Relief.
 
Of 700+ Syrians living across Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria’s embattled Idlib province, 84% reported at least 7 key symptoms of PTSD.
 
Yet just 15% of refugees in Lebanon say they have access to mental health support; just 1% for those displaced in Idlib. Drug shortages in Lebanon add to difficulties getting medications.  
 
What can be done? The report calls for donor governments and others to ramp up funding for NGO mental health projects, among other steps.

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