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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01652-N
Date : 07/10/2016
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Title : World mental health day : mental toll on thousands fleeing violence in North-Eastern Nigeria
Duration : 00:05:52
Director : DOOLE, Claire
Person appearing :
RIVERA MARMOLEJO, Isabel Cristina (psychologist, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
DOOLE, Claire
Cameraman : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Editor : NICHOLAS, Christopher
Production reference : AV529N
Description : More than two million people have fled their homes in north-eastern Nigeria since the insurgency began in 2009. According to the UN Refugee agency, 60% of those displaced have witnessed killings or physical violence as well as the destruction of their homes and communities.
Many are suffering from psychological and psychosocial problems as a result of these extreme conditions.
Uprooted from their homes, young men are particularly vulnerable. Often their parents were killed in the violence, and they are now left to take the role of the breadwinner, they feel adrift in a new environment where they cannot find work and provide for themselves or look after their family.
Insomnia, nightmares, signs of anxiety and depression and medically unexplained physical complaints are just some of the symptoms common to people who have experienced violence.
The ICRC also provides mental health support for other vulnerable people such as young women, elderly men and women, and widows. Over 200 people have attended counselling sessions since May 2016 and are starting to move forward with their lives. The aim is to improve their psychological wellbeing and give them the skills to carry on with their lives.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : World mental health day : mental toll on thousands fleeing violence in North-Eastern Nigeria
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : ProRes 422
Best material/format available : ProRes 422