Human scars of Sri Lankan war neglected

Sri Lankans are rebuilding after decades of conflict but for many the traumas of war are still raw.

    Two years after the end of Sri Lanka's civil war, the north's roads, railways and homes are being rebuilt. But little attention has been placed on helping a population suffering from the trauma of being caught in the middle of decades of fighting.

    Mental health workers have told Al Jazeera that not only is the treatment of post-traumatic stress not a priority for the government, but that in some cases the military has refused to allow counsellors in to reach affected people.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao was granted special permission to report in the still sensitive area of northern Sri Lanka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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