DSWD committed to help children in armed conflicts

April 13, 2011 12:35 am 

MANILA, April 12 — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman on Tuesday announced that the agency is committed to helping children involved in armed conflicts (CIACs).

She made this statement following a recent meeting with Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, special representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General; Dr. Jacquiline Badcock, UN resident coordinator; and Vanessa Tobin, country representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The meeting was held at the DSWD Auditorium, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Soliman said the DSWD provides social services, critical incident stress debriefing/psycho-social support, family reunification and counseling, after care, as well as socio-legal services to CIACs.

CIACs are those who are caught and directly involved in armed conflict, such as child combatants, juveniles and couriers. (PNA) DCT/FFC/PFN/mec


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