'Sesame Street' Is Helping Kids Cope With Trauma
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UNICEF says about 1 in 4 kids live in a conflict or disaster zone.
"Soldiers used to shoot people," 11-year-old refugee Munjurali said. "They killed my two sisters. So we fled here."
These kids are from Myanmar. The United Nations says 515,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the country since the end of August.
And around the world, UNICEF says almost 1 in 4 kids live in a conflict or disaster zone.
But experts say using art as therapy can be helpful — especially for refugees. That's because drawing can be easier than talking about trauma.
Plus, kids who go through conflict often lose out on doing fun activities, like arts and crafts.
"I'm enjoying being here and playing," Munjurali said. "I'm happy. At home, I couldn't go to school or play properly."
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