Delegation of the European Union to Liberia

From Risk to Resilience - Strengthening Psychosocial Support, Mental Health, Reintegration and Protection Services for Children in Borno, Including Children Associated with Boko Haram

08/01/2019 - 15:49
Public Health and Social Protection

The General Objective of the action is to enhance the well-being and the resilience of children and adolescents who have been affected by the conflict in Borno including the reintegration of those associated with Boko Haram.

 

Expected results:

  • Conflict affected children and adolescents access psychosocial support services, through child friendly spaces, after school clubs and community led programmes, and have access to mental health services;
  • Children associated with armed groups, including children who were victims of Boko Haram related abduction and sexual violence, receive reintegration support, referral, as appropriate, to education,  vocational training, health care and reproductive and sexual health care services;
  • Strengthened monitoring and reporting of grave violations of children’s rights, including unlawful recruitment or use of children by armed groups and conflict related sexual violence;
  • Communities engaged in dialogue which promotes social cohesion, child protection, acceptance and reintegration of returning children;
  • Family members are supported to reunify with and provide care and protection for their children through psychosocial support and/or mediation and reconciliation.

 

Main activities:

  • Deliver tier 1 psychosocial support services and psychoeducation to children and adolescents;
  • Provide access to mental health services and establish referral mechanisms for specialized psychosocial and mental health services;
  • Implement a community based reintegration programme;
  • Support the operation of the Child Protection Information Management System to monitor prevalence and response to child protection cases;
  • Train a pool of religious, traditional and community leaders, on community dialogue promoting reintegration and protection of boys and girls associated with Boko Haram.

 

Main accomplishments to date: 

Inception report submitted and approved.

 

 

Source of funds: EU Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (ABAC Ref. T05-EUTF-SAH-NG-06)

Total budget (EUR):  4.725M

Implementation period:  27 months (2017 – 2019) 

Implementing agency:  UNICEF

Geographical Area:    1 Northern State (Borno) 

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