Devastating Psychological Impact Of Russia Ukrain War On Children.
Destruction, Tears, Grief, and Mourn all over in Ukraine today. Where is this war taking us? Do you really feel that war is the only option we have? And what will anyone get from this war?
How will we compensate for the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who died in this war?
How will we compensate for the most crucial time of children’s life when they should learn new things and construct themselves for a bright future?
Do these leaders even once think about the Devastating Psychological Impact Of Russia Ukrain War On Children?
Ukraine, the country known for its beautiful and diverse landscapes, well-preserved culture, and tradition is going through an intense tense situation today.
The tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine is really heartbreaking.
This war is hitting people in Ukrain both physically, and psychologically. Young kids and students especially have a more traumatic impact of the ongoing war.
Devastating Psychological Impact Of Russia Ukrain War On Children
War is the synonym for bloodshed, dead bodies, and violence (physical, mental and sexual). Each and everyone suffers badly. Talking about children who have the worst impact. They have to leave their homes. Other than this, most of the children are separated from their caregivers.
Many of them are exposed to sexual abuse. The blaring siren of missile alert systems, bombs, and different types of violence has shaken the children vigorously. These things have devastating impact of Russia Ukraine war on children. These are not the only things they are suffering from. Lack of food, clean drinking water, freezing cold, inadequate health, and medical care, and loss of studies are other factors impacting them.
What the world will get from this war is a Traumatized Generation. This is the most devastating psychological impact of Russia Ukraine war on children. Depression, anxiety, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are quite common mental disorders in children and adults. These disorders may lead to raised levels of disturbances and a lack of focus.
However, the symptoms of PTSD may vary, but intense fear, helplessness, anger, sadness, horror, or denial are very common among them. Other than these, they may also develop some physical symptoms like sleeplessness, sudden and extreme emotional reactions, headache and stomach ache.
Furthermore, the repeated experience of such trauma may cause emotional numbing to death or may block the trauma. However, intense care, support, and affection may help them heal but that too becomes difficult in such times.
The devastating psychological impact of Russia Ukraine war on children has not only shaken the people there but the whole world is terrified and worried.
Escape And Survival In War Hit
Students from other countries in Ukraine have shared their harrowing journey of escape and survival.
As per Hindustan Times, Aditya, one of the students who is now back home from the war-hit area says it was really hard to escape. Further, he along with his friends set their luggage on fire to protect themselves from freezing cold. When they somehow manage to cross the second checkpoint, they saw students already waiting there for four days.
Another student Iqra says that “We were so weak emotionally but we had to be strong. We didn’t know what would happen. We just believed that our government would do something for us. I fear for those stuck in Kharkiv. I saw the attack happen just once, they are constantly hearing bombs go off”.
Aditya, Iqra, and their friends are now back home. But there are many others who are still facing the war and hoping for a safe escape.
Ray Of Hope Amidst War
If there is cruelty and negativity, there is kindness and positivity also. In this hard time, many countries, communities, and individuals are helping the victims in Ukraine.
The EU is standing firm in giving its unwavering support to Ukraine. Stepping up its political, humanitarian, financial, and military support to the country, the EU is providing protection to people there.
Other than this, the Ukrainian Red Cross teams are working tirelessly to help people and communities in need there. Along with food and shelter, they are providing safe passage and financial assistance to refugees.
UNICEF is providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children.
Further, an Indian restaurant Saathiya in the capital city of Kyiv is providing food and shelter to many Ukrainians. Dozens of children, older locals, homeless people, students, and pregnant women are getting shelter and protection in this restaurant.
If the war shows the negative side of a few people, this kindness and helping hands show the positive side of the world. Uniting together, we can overcome any situation. They are teaching us to stay strong and Say No To Giving Up whatever may be the situation.
“All we are saying is give peace a chance”. – John Lennon
With this, I hope the peace will restore soon in both countries and pray for the soldiers and people who sacrificed their lives in this war for keeping the hope alive.