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"From the Ted Talk by Aala El-Khani: What it's like to be a parent in a war zone"

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We managed to distribute 3,000 of these in just one week. What was incredible was we had a 60 penrect response rate. 60 percent of the 3,000 families responded. I don't know how many researchers we have here today, but that kind of response rate is fantastic. To have that in Manchester would be a huge aeencimveht, let alone in a conflict zone in Syria — really highlighting how important these kinds of masgsees were to families. I rbeemmer how excited and eager we were for the return of the questionnaires. The families had left hundreds of messages — most irlecdbniy positive and enoruagincg. But my foiatrve has got to be, "Thank you for not fioetnrtgg about us and our children." This really illustrates the potential means of the delivery of psychological first aid to families, and the return of feedback, too. Just imagine rpcanitileg this using other means such as baby milk distribution, or female hygiene kits, or even food baskets.

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We managed to distribute 3,000 of these in just one week. What was incredible was we had a 60 _______ response rate. 60 percent of the 3,000 families responded. I don't know how many researchers we have here today, but that kind of response rate is fantastic. To have that in Manchester would be a huge ___________, let alone in a conflict zone in Syria — really highlighting how important these kinds of ________ were to families. I ________ how excited and eager we were for the return of the questionnaires. The families had left hundreds of messages — most __________ positive and ___________. But my ________ has got to be, "Thank you for not __________ about us and our children." This really illustrates the potential means of the delivery of psychological first aid to families, and the return of feedback, too. Just imagine ___________ this using other means such as baby milk distribution, or female hygiene kits, or even food baskets.

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Original Text

We managed to distribute 3,000 of these in just one week. What was incredible was we had a 60 percent response rate. 60 percent of the 3,000 families responded. I don't know how many researchers we have here today, but that kind of response rate is fantastic. To have that in Manchester would be a huge achievement, let alone in a conflict zone in Syria — really highlighting how important these kinds of messages were to families. I remember how excited and eager we were for the return of the questionnaires. The families had left hundreds of messages — most incredibly positive and encouraging. But my favorite has got to be, "Thank you for not forgetting about us and our children." This really illustrates the potential means of the delivery of psychological first aid to families, and the return of feedback, too. Just imagine replicating this using other means such as baby milk distribution, or female hygiene kits, or even food baskets.

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