Adolescence Lost: Forced Adulthood and a Fragile Future for Syria's Next Generation

Adolescence Lost: Forced Adulthood and a Fragile Future for Syria's Next Generation

After eight years of war, many adolescents have spent more than half of their young lives amidst conflict, violence, and shattered dreams. And yet, these same young people will be responsible for writing the future of Syria and rebuilding a war-torn nation. Evidence has shown the extent of violence and the depth of trauma experienced by many still inside Syria, and in particular the effects of the war on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of children. This study aims to build on that body of research with a focus on older adolescents, aged 14-19 years, to understand the conflict from their perspective and its consequences for their individual futures and the future of Syria.


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