The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria.(File photo via social media)
Vulnerable Palestinian children taking shelter in refugee camps in Syria continue to struggle for survival in the war-ravaged country, has warned a human rights watchdog.
Scores of children lost their fathers and/or mothers, who served as their sole breadwinners.
In a report dating September 14, the London-based Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said it has kept record of the death of over 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria.
The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have all been reported among Palestinian children from Syria.
Over recent years, UNRWA has warned that the ten-year conflict in Syria has left its mark on the entire country, but for Palestine refugees, already one of the most vulnerable groups in society, before the conflict, have been amongst the worst affected.
The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating for many of those affected. Children are especially vulnerable. Child labour and child marriage have substantially increased since the conflict began.
According to the UN Agency, many Palestine refugee children have lost their homes and in some cases a family member as well. Many have experienced displacement, trauma, intense fear and disruption to their normal lives.