NEW YORK: About 87 million children are living in war-zones across the globe. This situation restrains growth of their brains. This was revealed by UNICEF here on Thursday.
UNICEF Chief Pia Britto further stated: “In addition to the immediate physical threats that children in crises face, they are also at risk of deep-rooted emotional scars”.
Children are born with 253 million brain cells called neurons which develop during first seven years and multiplies up to 1 billion neurons.
But extreme stress restrains this development and impacts deeply on their cognitive, physical and social development.