EU, UNICEF to address mental health of 5,129 out-of-school children in Borno

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EU, UNICEF to address mental health of 5,129 out-of-school children in Borno


As children continue to bear the brunt of the 12-year conflict in North East Nigeria, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are working together to provide community-based psychosocial services aimed at improving children’s mental health.

This is according to a press statement
jointly released by the European Union (EU), and UNICEF. Through the EU-funded
Support to Early Recovery and Resilience Project implemented by UNICEF, at
least 5,129 conflict-affected; out-of-school children in six Local Government
Areas of Borno State are receiving services including mental health support in
safe spaces to strengthen their well-being, resilience, literacy skills and
self-reliance.

The
project also supports vulnerable children across Borno with protection and
health services, vocational and basic literacy skills, and access to justice
and security, under a holistic humanitarian intervention that has so far
provided 15,552 out-of-school children with vocational training; 1,610
out-of-school children with literacy and numeracy skills and 5,194 children
enrolled into integrated Qur’anic schools across focus LGAs.

UNICEF
recently revealed that more than 300,000 children have been killed in Nigeria’s
North East, while over one million have been displaced.

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