Children living in fear
Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support.
Many are still frightened when they hear sirens and loud sounds, which they relate to possible aerial strikes.
They are starting to live in constant fear, with a decreasing sense of normalcy.
Children are also too scared to leave their parents, afraid of being separated – especially in case bombings happen again.
There are children who cry and shake when they see anything resembling the military, trucks, and uniforms. They are showing signs of psychological distress, which is a normal reaction during abnormal situations.
Save the Children is especially concerned with how conflict impacts children’s mental and emotional well-being. Children exposed to such violence need our care and support.
We’re providing protective spaces where children can freely study, play, and go back to normalcy through psychological first aid.