Jerusalem24 – The demolition, destruction of buildings, and the displacement of the Palestinian population lead to catastrophic psychological problems for children and families.
According to studies by the Child Protection Center, 60% of the children who suffered from house demolitions had moderate psychological traumas, 33.3% had very severe ones, while nearly 80% suffered from moderate or severe symptoms of PTSD.
Organizations like Médecins du Monde-Spain (MDM), have been working in the occupied Palestinian territories for years. Providing direct support to Palestinian communities and health care facilities.
In this episode of Wake-Up Palestine, Rita Kahwaji talks about the effects of house demolitions on mental health; especially that of children. What MDM is doing to help, as well as the psychological implications and impact of a house demolition on a child’s psychology.