"Oh God, Please Save Us from War": AN Ethography Study of Impact of War on Health Among Syrian Children Refuges in Lebanon and Their Experience Living with Health Problems

Asian Social Work Journal (ASWJ)

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Title "Oh God, Please Save Us from War": AN Ethography Study of Impact of War on Health Among Syrian Children Refuges in Lebanon and Their Experience Living with Health Problems
 
Creator Bin Sidek Ahmad, Zulkhairul Naim
Busu, Burhanudin
 
Description In nearly six years of armed conflict, more than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives and there were over 1 million Syrian refugees who had been registered in Lebanon in 2016. It has been reported that exposure to war causes injury, illness and breakdown in the health care structures especially to children. This paper attempts to evaluate the impact of war on health in children and to explore their experience living with health problems. A qualitative data from semi structured  interview was conducted among  mothers in refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Participants were purposefully sampled and asked to share their impact on war to health of their children. All interviews were written manually and analysed thematically. Ten participants were involved in this study. There were three main themes were identified, each of which led to health risks for the children; antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum. There was variety of health problems reported ranging from neurological, musculoskeletal disorder to ocular problems.  The experience living with health problems were understood through construction of three thematic categories emerged; psychological burden, disruption of daily living and economic effect. In additional, the participants also highlighted the intergenerational impact of war on health predominantly mental disorder, congenital abnormalities, infectious disease and complication in pregnancy. In general, this paper provides an important understanding of impact of wars on health among vulnerable group which is children. The effects of wars on health and health care services are substantial. All these issues should be explored more to ensure the children received adequate health care. The results generated form this study can inspire new collaboration with many authorities in the design and implementation intervention to improve health status in war zone
 
Publisher Asian Social Work Journal
 
Date 2019-07-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/98
10.47405/aswj.v4i3.98
 
Source Asian Social Work Journal; Vol 4 No 3 (2019); 47 - 55
0128-1577
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/98/75
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Asian Social Work Journal
 

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