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Art therapy helps Nigerian war child victims deal with Boko Haram terror


Art therapy: Young Nigerian refugees reconstruct their horrifying experiences through their drawings. Photos: AFP

Art therapy: Young Nigerian refugees reconstruct their horrifying experiences through their drawings. Photos: AFP

Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses – these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

At the Dar-es-Salam camp in Baga Sola, around 10km from Lake Chad, dozens of boys in dusty rags gather in front of a Unicef tent, elbowing each other and giggling.

   

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