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ICRC renders psychosocial support, mental health to 5, 716 victims of conflict

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ICRC renders psychosocial support, mental health to 5, 716 victims of conflict

By Njadvara Musa, Damaturu

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) have provided psychosocial support and mental health to 5, 716 victims of conflict in the Northeast.

According to ICRC, about 800 sensitization and information sessions were also rendered to the victims of mental health disorders.

This was disclosed, over the weekend (Sunday) in the ICRC, 2022 Operational Facts and Figures dashboard, released to journalists in Damaturu, Yobe state.

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Head of Delegation of the ICRC in Nigeria, Yann Bonzon, said: “We strive to meet the needs of all conflict affected communities, whether emergency aid or sustainable conditions to mental disorders.”

He said that the mental health and psychosocial support were provided by the National Red Crescent Society (NRCS) staff, volunteers and accompanists.

Besides, he added that 1, 944 victims of conflict received direct face-to-face psychosocial support through 3, 105 group or individual counselling sessions.

On how to prevent cholera, he further disclosed that 2.6 million people were reached with cholera prevention messages in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe states.

According to him, the prevention of cholera was rendered by 590 NRCS volunteers in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health, Primary Health Care Development Agencies and the local authorities.

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