Laura Cesaretti

Freelance Journalist, Middle East and South Asia

Mindful Aid

Feb
19

Majalla, April 22 2014

Doctor Wissam works at the Crisis Intervention Center for Psychosocial Trauma in Kilis, a Turkish border town and well-travelled crossing point for both Syrian refugees and contraband dealers. Wissam is a Syrian psychiatrist who used to work at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Damascus before the violence erupted. He explains that the Ibn Sina, along with the Ibn Khaldoun hospital in Aleppo, were the two main psychiatric hospitals in the country, but both have now been destroyed in the conflict. Hundreds of patients that were treated there, he added, have now been displaced around the borders.

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