As part of his 3-week itinerary in the US where he campaigns for
supporting mental health situation in the Gaza Strip, Director General of Gaza
Community Mental Health Programme, Dr Yasser Abu Jamei has met on Friday,
February 10, 2023, with Congresswoman, Pramila
Jayapal, Chair of US Progressives, to discuss the need to put an end to the
mental health crisis, which the Gaza Strip population is enduring as a result
of the ongoing Israeli blockade.
“Israel’s brutal, 15-year siege of Gaza is causing a mental
health crisis for Palestinians. 4 of 5 children in Gaza are living with
depression,” the congresswoman tweeted.
Dr Abu Jamei has been on a visit to the United States since January 23,
2023 to campaign for supporting mental
health and human rights in the Gaza Strip whose population is suffering from an
increasing deterioration in mental health situation as a result of a host of complex
political and economic reasons.