UNFPA on standby to provide urgent psychosocial support, reproductive health care to rescued Chibok girls
UNFPA is providing reproductive health kits that contain live-saving supplies to bridge the gap so affected women and girls continue to have access to reproductive health services. But beyond their physical health is the trauma and violence they endure in emergencies. UNFPA is responding by providing psychosocial support and counselling to survivors to begin the process of healing and rehabilitation. Since its intervention in 2014, UNFPA has helped safely deliver about 88,000 babies in affected Nigerian States and provided psychosocial support to more than 174,000 survivors.
UNFPA calls for and anticipates the release of more abducted girls, boys and women and is ready to continue working with governments and other partners to immediately meet their reproductive health needs, including psychosocial support and counselling.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.