With the recent devastating events that have struck Japan, our thoughts turn to the heart breaking aftermath the people face. The challenges are overwhelming for all, but hardest for the most vulnerable in society. Lessons may be learned from similar incidents across the globe, this article explores the way Iranian children were affected by loss, grief and the destabilizing consequences of the earthquake in Bam, Iran, December 2003.
The article explores the way in which Iranian children were affected by grief after being uprooted and having experienced the loss of family members, their homes and communities. Lack of access to information about what had happened to their immediate family members and uncertainty concerning the future were the most important expressed worries.
Doostgharin, T. (2009). Children affected by earthquakes and their immediate emotional needs International Social Work, 52 (1), 96-106 DOI: 10.1177/0020872808093346