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Lifeline Fiji received 7050 calls in 2017

January 22, 2018 1:21 am

Non-Government Organisation, Lifeline Fiji received 7050 calls on its crisis line last year.

Services and Training Manager, Timaima Rokotagane says 76 percent of these callers were males, 20 percent females and four percent were from the LGBTI Community.

These callers spoke on issues including sexual abuse, marriage problems, suicide, child abuse and violence.

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Rokotagane says they are focusing at the grassroots level to ensure children are well developed before they enter other phases of life.

“For us at Lifeline Fiji, we look at the emotional aspect, but the physical aspect, the development stages of a child’s life, parents need to be involved, caregivers need to be involved, everyone in the child’s life need to be involved on how to handle a child and how to focus or facilitate the child’s chances of recovery.”

Rokotagane says apart from providing call services, they also have parents and caregivers walk into their office to seek counseling on how best to deal with their child.

Lifeline Fiji received most calls from its Red Zone area – the Central Division.

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