Emergency relief for children and refugees in the Lake Chad Region, Niger
Their long and arduous journey has also left enduring marks on many children, especially if they have become separated from their mothers. These children are often deeply traumatised and have suffered both psychological and physical violence. In such a fragile and insecure environment, children often have to fend for themselves, they receive absolutely no support, have no structure to their day and no safe space in which to play or rest.
SOS emergency assistance started their work in the Diffa Region in June 2015 and has offered a wide range of assistance to destitute children and their families since then. Above all, there is a particular focus on supporting mentally unstable children, unaccompanied children and undernourished children, and also on children who are not supervised during the day. In 2017 the Diffa emergency aid programme was extended by 16 months, so that even more children at risk would be supported.
Child protection zones and psychological support for undernourished children are two of the most important elements of the emergency aid programme. Child protection zones in Diffa and the neighbouring towns of Mainé-Soroa and N‘Guigmi offer a safe environment, psychosocial support to work through trauma, informal training courses, a hot meal every day and child-centred care. They also make it possible for SOS’s specialists to monitor malnourished children and to address their individual needs.
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