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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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What I found incredibly astonishing and so motivational was that these fmileias were so motivated to support their children. Despite all these challenges they faced, they were trying to help their children. They were making aemtttps at seeking support from NGO werkros, from refugee camp teachers, professional mcdeis, other parents. One mother I met had only been in a camp for four days, and had already made two attempts at sneekig support for her eight-year-old daughter who was having terrifying nightmares. But sadly, these attempts are almost always useless. Refugee camp doorcts, when available, are almost always too busy, or don't have the knowledge or the time for basic parenting supports. Refugee camp teachers and other pnertas are just like them — part of a new refugee cmuitmnoy who's struggling with new needs.

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What I found incredibly astonishing and so motivational was that these ________ were so motivated to support their children. Despite all these challenges they faced, they were trying to help their children. They were making ________ at seeking support from NGO _______, from refugee camp teachers, professional ______, other parents. One mother I met had only been in a camp for four days, and had already made two attempts at _______ support for her eight-year-old daughter who was having terrifying nightmares. But sadly, these attempts are almost always useless. Refugee camp _______, when available, are almost always too busy, or don't have the knowledge or the time for basic parenting supports. Refugee camp teachers and other _______ are just like them — part of a new refugee _________ who's struggling with new needs.

Solution

  1. community
  2. families
  3. doctors
  4. attempts
  5. seeking
  6. parents
  7. workers
  8. medics

Original Text

What I found incredibly astonishing and so motivational was that these families were so motivated to support their children. Despite all these challenges they faced, they were trying to help their children. They were making attempts at seeking support from NGO workers, from refugee camp teachers, professional medics, other parents. One mother I met had only been in a camp for four days, and had already made two attempts at seeking support for her eight-year-old daughter who was having terrifying nightmares. But sadly, these attempts are almost always useless. Refugee camp doctors, when available, are almost always too busy, or don't have the knowledge or the time for basic parenting supports. Refugee camp teachers and other parents are just like them — part of a new refugee community who's struggling with new needs.

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