Child health in Syria: Recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health

Delan Devakumar, Marion Birch, Leonard S Rubenstein, David Osrin, Egbert Sondorp, Jonathan C K Wells

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Abstract

The war in Syria, now in its fourth year, is one of the bloodiest in recent times. The legacy of war includes damage to the health of children that can last for decades and affect future generations. In this article we discuss the effects of the war on Syria's children, highlighting the less documented longer-term effects. In addition to their present suffering, these children, and their own children, are likely to face further challenges as a result of the current conflict. This is essential to understand both for effective interventions and for ethical reasons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number61
JournalConflict and Health
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2015

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Conflict
  • Health
  • Syria
  • War

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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Child health in Syria : Recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health. / Devakumar, Delan; Birch, Marion; Rubenstein, Leonard S; Osrin, David; Sondorp, Egbert; Wells, Jonathan C K.

In: Conflict and Health, Vol. 9, No. 1, 61, 03.11.2015.

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Devakumar, Delan ; Birch, Marion ; Rubenstein, Leonard S ; Osrin, David ; Sondorp, Egbert ; Wells, Jonathan C K. / Child health in Syria : Recognising the lasting effects of warfare on health. In: Conflict and Health. 2015 ; Vol. 9, No. 1.
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