The “psych mum” for children affected by Ebola

Photo: UNICEF DRC Naftalin

“The children ask me a lot of questions about the disease and the reason why they are here”, explains Sylvie Waridi, a psychologist at the Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sylvie is one of 150 psychosocial workers trained by UNICEF to support people affected by the Ebola virus. She is responsible for providing psychological assistance to the children being cared for in the Beni treatment centre. “I talk to them, comfort them and listen to their worries,” she says.

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Yves Willemot

Yves Willemot est le chef de l’Équipe InfoCom de l’UNICEF RDC. Plus que tout, ce qui est important pour lui c'est d'être "tous ensemble pour les enfants".

Yves Willemot is Head of the UNICEF DRC InfoCom Team. More than anything, he believes that the most important is to "be together for the children".

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