Already traumatised by loss and conflict, stranded refugees face further trauma without mental healthcare.
Athens, Greece – It was just another day for teenage brothers Ismael and Isa Achekzai at the local market in Herat, Afghanistan, where they went daily to sell potatoes from their family’s modest plot of land on the outskirts of town. Their earnings from the market were not much, but they were enough to help the family of five just about get by.
But as the brothers pushed their wheelbarrow towards their home, a powerful explosion ripped through the market, leaving behind a cloud of dust and chaos, and a family who would forever be changed.
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