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|Sa'ada Children Still Afraid|
Hakim Almasmari (
Article Date: November 24, 2008
A recent study on the war effect on Sa'ada children revealed that the majority of children still suffer from the effects of war, even though it ended three months ago. One would ask why children suffer now while peace is in their region. The answer is clear. These children have gotten used to the idea that there is no peace, and if it does exist, it will not last. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be negative, but over the last six years four wars have taken place in Sa'ada, one after the other. At the end of each one, citizens thought it would not return, but eventually the nightmare came back
I would like our readers to know that according to the study conducted by SEYAJ, almost half the children in Sa'ada currently suffer psychological and behavioral disorders, and chances are that the problem will continue on with them for decades.
The governorate in general has suffered greatly due to six years of war. Women suffer when knowing that they lost a son, father, husband, or brother. Children suffer from the already mentioned adding to that no chance to get education, or living a peaceful childhood life. Men suffer either from getting killed or being injured. And the governorate suffers from long lasting devastation and low chances of seeing peace anytime soon, and if there becomes peace, they suffer from not having a complete rebuilding strategy.
Poor people of Sa'ada. They are currently facing a lose-lose situation. At least for the next decade.
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