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Video Blog: Serious about playing – Helping children heal after conflict

After any conflict, emotional wounds can be as painful and enduring as physical ones. That is why Save the Children’s response to conflict goes beyond the medical and material, and gives a lot of attention to psychosocial needs too. One of the most effective ways to help children heal emotionally after a conflict is to provide opportunities for them express themselves through art and play. After recent events in Thailand, Save the Children has been working with groups of affected children and their families to help them recover. This video blog is about one of the events organised in one community as part of this process.

It was a real privilege to be able to participate in the event shown here, and to do so not only as a Save the Children staff member but as a parent. Huge thank yous to the kids and parents, community members, volunteer helpers and Save the Children staff for your great work. Hope you enjoy watching the video blog

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Ben Phillips, Asia Strategy Director

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