Basheti, Iman A., et al. “The Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan: a cross-sectional pharmacist-led study assessing post-traumatic stress disorder.” Pharmacy Practice (Granada) 17.3 (2019).
This article presents a study conducted to investigate the health effects of the Syrian war on refugees. With the United Nations declaring the Syrian war crisis as the worst humanitarian catastrophe in this century, psychosocial assessments were conducted on refugees from the country to determine the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst them. The research was conducted on Syrian civilian refugees residing in Amman, Jordan, and the researchers found that many of the refugees suffer from PTSD. The findings of this research will inform my research since they provide a picture of the effect of war on refugees.
Ulum, Ömer Gökhan, and Ömer Tugrul Kara. “The Effects of War on Syrian Refugees’ Academic Achievement.” Online Submission 48.2 (2016): 413-423.
In this study, the researchers report and discuss the various effects of the Syrian war on the academic progress and success of Syrian students. While war as adverse effects on the lives of everyone in society, children tend to suffer the most during a war. Here, the researchers investigate the effect of war on academic achievement of secondary and high school war victims, obtaining their course grades to identify trends and their views on the effects of war. The results of this study provide information that can be used to understand the negative effects of the Syrian war on the victims, especially the young people in school.
Yayan, Emriye Hilal, et al. “Mental health problems of Syrian refugee children: Post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.” Journal of pediatric nursing (2019).
This article presents a study conducted on Syrian refugee children to understand and evaluate the health-related effects of war on them. The study examined the levels of depression, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety among the children who live in various refugee camps. Over 1000 Syrian refugee children were involved in the study, with correlational and descriptive studies being utilized in the analysis of data. The researchers found that a majority of the children involved in the study had physical and psychosocial health problems, experiencing high levels of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. These findings will inform my study since the authors provide a clear picture of the health effects of the Syrian war on refugees, especially the younger population living in refugee camps.
Mettelsiefen, Marcel. “Children of Syria.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 19 Apr. 2016, www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/children-of-syria/.
In this PBS documentary, four children narrate their experience surviving in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, and their escape to start a new life in Germany. The interviewer engages the children using questions meant to inquire about the experience of surviving war and the struggles involved in starting a new life in a different country. The children take turns to narrate the harsh realities of living in a war-torn city, explaining how they witnessed attacks and how their lives have changed as a result of war. They no longer attend school since most schools have been destroyed, the eldest one having to teach her siblings. The interview brings to light the numerous daily challenges that children and families in Syria have to undergo in their quest to survive the war and start new lives. This documentary provides information that can be used in the development of an essay on the experiences of Syrian refugees.