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Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

  • USIP 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Seven years of conflict in Syria have exacted an enormous human toll and led to widespread physical destruction. The psychological impact of the war, although less visible, has been just as devastating. The levels of trauma and distress impacting Syrian civilians, especially children have been staggering with nearly 500,000 killed, half the population displaced and more than 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance. The traumatic impact of the Syrian conflict is less often acknowledged, but could significantly impair the ability of Syrian civilians to recover and build a more peaceful future.

Syrian doctors and humanitarian relief experts have increasingly engaged on this issue and are developing new and innovative approaches to help address and heal these invisible wounds. USIP is hosting a discussion with specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children to address an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves.

Event Details

  • Date: April 16, 2018

  • When: 1:30 - 3:00 PM

  • Where: US Institute of Peace


Earlier Event: April 13
Ending Civil Wars