Support to vulnerable populations in Borno and Adamawa States

France is glad to renew its support to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the funding (200.000 €) of a project dedicated to psychosocial support for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North-East.

On May 24th 2016 at the French Embassy, the Ambassador, Mr Denys Gauer, signed an agreement with the IOM for a psychosocial support project for affected population (internally displaced persons and host communities) in Adamawa and Borno States.

The project will start on the 1st of June and will last for nine months. It follows a 2015 similar project and will achieve its objective through the following three-pronged strategy:

-  Continuation of provision of direct psychosocial support activities to sectors of the affected population ;
-  Organization of integrated livelihood and psychosocial activities for specific vulnerable groups as form of sexual gender based violence risk prevention ;
-  Capacity building on gender opportunities, social roles and interactions for vulnerable groups and relevant stakeholders.

The project’s impact will even be increased by another activity, which will start in the coming weeks, concerning legal assistance to victims and access to justice.

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The Ambassador of France, Mr Denys Gauer, with Mrs Enira Krdzalic, IOM chief of mission, and Mrs Paula Martínez Gestoso, IOM project development officer, on the 24th of May 2016 at the French Embassy.

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Mrs Enira Krdzalic, IOM chief of mission, signing the project agreement on the 24th of May 2016 at the French Embassy.

Read also IOM’s press release on the project: https://www.iom.int/news/france-backs-iom-psychosocial-support-internally-displaced-north-east-nigeria
Know more about the French humanitarian support in the North-East: http://www.ambafrance-ng.org/Humanitarian-assistance-to-vulnerable-populations-in-the-North-East

Dernière modification : 09/06/2016

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