children's drawings of war and killing

Jin Zhu

If you look at the large size, you can see that the drawing on the left is of a household being slaughtered. A little kid drew this not out of over active morbid imagination, but because that's what he experienced or saw. Geez.

This was a part of an exhibit highlighting how few mental health services there are in areas where it's most needed. Refugees may receive medical treatment and food, but they are left to deal with the emotional and psychological trauma on their own. Unfortunately MSF is not able to provide extensive mental health care since they focus on the basic elements of physical health, which is already hard enough in and of itself. They have added a mental health component in Darfur though.

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