Two young boys carrying a tent in a refugee camp
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Syrian child refugees could become lost generation

There can be few things more distressing than the experience of war and exile, and the World Health Organisation estimates that over half of all refugees have mental health problems.

Children, witnessing violence and displacement so early in their development, are particularly at risk from the effects of trauma and distress.

It's been more than two years since the start of the present war in Syria, and over 1.5 million Syrians have fled their homeland.

Angela Robson travelled to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to see whether enough is being done to prevent the tens of thousands of Syrian children here becoming a lost generation.

  • 26 Jun 2013