Millions of conflict affected children in Borno State require urgent support to recover from the impact of the insurgency and rebuild their lives. Not only have children experienced violence and loss, but they have also suffered protracted displacement. Thousands have also suffered the unimaginable horror of abduction, sexual violence and use by armed groups. The Action seeks to strengthen resilience amongst conflict affected children, by strengthening delivery of and access to community based children protection services and mental health and psychosocial support services. The Action also supports reintegration of boys and girls associated with armed groups through individual and family support and community dialogue to mitigate against the risk of secondary trauma resulting from rejection, stigmatisation and violence by communities and families, and reduce the risk of future radicalization and consequently conflict.
Overall objective: The objective of the action is to enhance the wellbeing 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
SO 1. Children and adolescents impacted by the conflict in Borno State, including vulnerable and displaced children, those associated with armed groups and those subjected to Boko Haram related abduction and sexual violence, access mental health and psychosocial support services and reintegration support and have increased resilience, coping mechanisms and psychosocial well being.
SO 2. Communities and families provide a supportive and protective environment for children formerly associated with armed groups and children who were victims of Boko Haram related abduction and sexual violence.
EUR 4 725 000
- Start date
- 15 May 2017
- Project locations
- EU contribution
- €4 500 000
- Region and Country
- Sahel & Lake Chad
- Strengthening resilience of communities