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"Pepita" Dissemination of psychoeducational messages through theater and playful


From January to December 2021, 63,808 people returned to Guatemala, of which 7,840 were unaccompanied children and adolescents. Under this context, IOM Guatemala's team provided technical support to strengthen the efforts of government counterparts on family reunification and assistance of populations in vulnerable situations. To this end, in coordination with implementing partners, they carried out psychoeducational activities through theater and playfulto generate emotional safe spaces for both unaccompanied returned children and their families, so they could symbolically elaborate on their return experience and at the same time talk about the future from a resilience perspective.