Quick Update from Gaza: Psychosocial Support for Children

So much emphasis is placed on food and medicine in times of crisis, which is obviously needed and important. But the most important medicine we can give the children of Gaza is to help them understand their pain and move forward so they can have healthy and happy lives. This medicine does not come from taking a pill. It comes from committed professionals, like these amazing women here in Gaza. They are psychologists, social workers, teachers and art therapists, who spend each day healing the wounds of war.

Here are a few pictures from my visit to a psychosocial support session with 18 children in Gaza yesterday at Zahara Elementary School. I even joined them for a fun icebreaker where we shared our names and fears.

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