Nearly 87 million children live in conflict zones, brains not developing

By REUTERS
March 24, 2016 02:35



LONDON- Nearly 87 million children around the world have been growing up in conflict zones, in conditions that can hinder the development of their brains, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.



Exposure to extreme trauma may hinder the development of brain cell connections, essential for health, emotional wellbeing and ability to learn, UNICEF said.


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