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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mercy Center Update

Nearly 3,000 children have registered and received counseling at the child-friendly spaces that Islamic Relief has opened near the conflict zone is northwest Pakistan.

Otherwise known as Mercy Centers, these child-friendly spaces are a place where children can play and learn.

Children are also offered psychosocial care, as government officials estimate up to 70 percent of children displaced by the conflict are traumatized.

Seven Mercy Centers and nine satellite centers are also serving thousands of people from the host communities, as most of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) chose to settle with friends and family rather than in the camps.

More than 4,000 patients have been treated by Islamic Relief's Health Team and at the Mercy Centers.

Mercy Centers have also distributed non-food aid to over 1,600 families. Aid items include: household kits, hygiene kits and kitchen sets.

Islamic Relief is now preparing for a massive initiative to rehabilitate the water and sanitation facilities in Mardan and Char Gulli.

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