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IRC in the New York Times: One million Syrian child refugees
September 21, 2013 by The IRC
|An IRC psychologist who is using art therapy to help Syrian children in refugee camps told New York Times columnist Nick Kristof, “They refuse to draw anything but dead bodies.”|
In his latest column for The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof introduces us to Muhammad, a seventh-grader still recovering from the torture he endured after standing up to injustice in Syria. Muhammad and his family are safe now in neighboring Jordan, where they're receiving help from the International Rescue Committee. Read their story and meet an IRC psychologist who counsels refugees overwhelmed by violence.
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