Allons-y | August 2017

This second issue of Allons-y features three articles on some of the pressing issues that we face in dealing with the role of children and youth in conflict and crisis today: the harmful ideologies of Islamophobia and Islamist fundamentalism, the lack of a sufficient response to the mental health needs of refugee children, and the growing need to address the involvement of children in cyberattacks.

Commentary: Syrian Refugee Children and Mental Trauma

Dr. Rania Abuelhassan, a reproductive health and gender-based violence specialist currently working in Syria, comments on Kathleen O’Brien’s article on the mental health impact on Syria refugee children and how aid organizations can better address their needs.