Responding to the Earthquake in Peru

By Duncan Pedersen
Duncan Pedersen in Peru.

It's almost midnight here in Lima. I'm just back from visiting the cities and villages hit by the devastating earthquake. The scale of the tragedy is overwhelming... but it is comforting to see the ongoing massive effort of countries, from Cuba to Argentina, and the brigades of health workers, voluntary agencies (i.e. Clowns without Borders) and many humanitarian organizations involved in delivering relief services, including mental health services at the most basic level. I'm pleased to report that the Trauma and Global Health Program has been actively involved in providing both technical and financial support to these efforts from the very beginning, to these extremely poor, courageous and resilient men, women and children survivors of the earthquake.

September 2007
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