January 23 2007

Chad: Traumatised children from Darfur need psychosocial care

23/01/2007 - After months of delays caused by security issues, SOS Children's Villages launched an emergency relief programme for refugees from Darfur in September 2006 in Bahai, eastern Chad. The SOS relief team, which also includes refugees, is working in Oure Cassoni, Chad's second largest refugee camp with around 26,000 people. The team focuses on providing psychosocial care for traumatised children and their parents. There is still a tremendous need for this care.

Oure Cassoni refugee camp: Living in no man's land - Photo: Y. van den Broek

The most important thing is to give the children a sense of security - Photo: Y. van den Broek