The European Union has accented to the support of displaced children and adolescents, victims of on the insurgency that has taken over Borno state, Nigeria with a huge sum of N325 million.
This programme is to be executed by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in conjunction with Borno State Government.
Ambassador Micheal Arrion, Head of the European Uion Delegation in Nigeria, stated this at the signing ceremony signing ceremony of the financing agreement for the 11th European Development Fund Support to Strengthening Community-Based Psychosocial and Protection Service for Children and Adolescents in Borno State, held at the National Planning Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
He said that the one year programme is expected to provide psychological first aid services to 45,000 children affected by insurgency in the state.
The ambassador further stated that the programme will work with relevant stakeholders to strengthen the institutional frameworks for planning and provision of psychosocial support services to the most affected local government areas in the state.