Sunday, 18 October 2015

The valiant efforts to heal trauma among Gaza’s children

From Mondoweiss - As the devastation in Gaza continues unabated, teams of medical professionals work to combat the psychological impact on children raised in that densely populated and blockaded human laboratory. Many of those children have already lived through 3 major military offenses. I saw a photo today of some of those beautiful kids — visiting the graves of their fathers and brothers killed in Gaza during the summer slaughter of 2014 — and wondered how those kids were holding up.

Reminded of some people I met who cycle around the globe raising funds for children’s mental health in Gaza, I visited Cycling4Gaza’s (C4G) Facebook page and coincidentally intercepted some drawings they’d posted from the Gaza Mental Healthcare Project, launched in partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). The eyes in this drawing bore into me: more


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