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News : Helpline Comes to the Rescue of Children
Chitwan, Nepal, Oct 6, 2014 -- Ninety eight children have been rescued with the help of the child helpline set up at Narayangadh, Chitwan for the rescue and support to the underprivileged children.
The Diyalo Pariwar Narayangadh, an organisation working for the welfare of the children, stated that this number of children were rescued and provided different services in the last one year. The helpline is also operated by the Diyalo Pariwar.
Of all the children rescued, 16 were provided with psychosocial counseling and 30 with health care, Kedarnath Khanal, the Executive Director of the organization, said.
According to Khanal, one child was sent for institutional rehabilitation, five were enrolled for formal education, 15 rescued from drug abuse and rehabilitated and 38 reunified with their families.
Similarly, 360 children were rescued in the last three years and provided with different kinds of services, it is stated. Out of them, 85 have been reunited to their families.
Furthermore, 63 children were rescued from labour exploitation and abuse, 54 were provided with health services and 50 with psychosocial counseling in the last three years, according to Khanal.
Among the rescued children are 137 are boys and 123 girls. The toll free helpline number is 1098.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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