The Guardian has highlighted the long wait that traumatised Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the UK for ‘specialised therapy to help them heal from the horrors of war.’

Children and War UK’s trustee William Yule, an expert in child stress and trauma and the needs of refugees, said: “The situation in Ukraine is incredibly complicated. One of the important things to remember there is that the war started in 2014. People might be both bereaved and traumatised if they have seen loved ones being killed.”

He said children should be allowed to speak and be listened to if they wanted to talk about the war and added that a lot of expertise had been gained in dealing with the issue of traumatic stress from work done in this area following the war in the former Yugoslavia two decades ago.


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