Traumatised By Boko Haram, Nigerian Women Seek Help to Cope

Food, shelter and security are seen as the main concerns for those forced to flee their homes but increasingly health experts fear that psychological wounds are being left to deepen in a region with few psychiatrists and no mental health services, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani for the Thomson Reuters Foundation.



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  • Beyond Boko Haram

    Author:
    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Publisher:
    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Publication Date:
    24 August 2017

    Psychologist Dr Fatima Akilu, who trained in the NHS, works with both victims and members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. She set up up the ... see more »

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Dr Fatima Akilu set up the counselling on wheels programme to bring services to those affected by Boko Haram in remote communities in Northeast Nigeria on July 16, 2017.