Abuja – The Nigeria Red Cross Society (NRCS) has resumed a training programme to equip people to provide psychological support and address cases of trauma among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
The Head of Organisational Development, Learning and Innovation of NRCS in Abuja, Andronicus Adeyemo, disclosed the development after the completion of the training in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said the aim of the just-ended three-day training was to equip persons who will help displaced persons on psychological and traumatic problems.
Adeyemo said the 20 people trained so far were carefully selected from affected Local Government Area of Borno State.
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“The NRCS has come to organize three days training on psychological support for the Red Cross in Borno," Adeyemo said.
"Our aim is to address the issues of trauma in as it affects people who were displaced because it is something that could not be seen with our naked eyes,” Adeyemo said.
He added the exercise would be a continuous one.
“We have to see that the trainees discharge their duties well” Adeyamo added.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was at the conclusion of the training represented by its North East Zonal Coordinator, Suraju Garba Abdullahi.
He said the training was coming at the time it is needed most and it will assist displaced persons to get reunited with the society.
He urged the organizers to continue to train more people.
- CAJ News