Half of the Syrian refugees who have fled to Germany are experiencing psychological distress and mental illness resulting from trauma.
70% had witnessed violence and that about 50% were victims of violence themselves.
There are three major potentially traumatic backgrounds: being involved in a war in Syria, being a refugee and arriving in a new foreign country
40% of adult refugees experienced nightmares, and 50% had vivid flashbacks reliving a tramaumatic event.
40% of the children who were evaluated had witnessed violence, and 26% had watched their families being attacked
1 in 5 refugee children suffers from a psychological disorder as a result of trauma.