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The New York Times released a documentary which details an unseen crisis developing in Puerto Rico, a crisis of mental health. Take the time to watch and hear the stories of Puerto Ricans still struggling with daily life after Hurricane Maria.

People kept telling me they couldn’t sleep. They were depressed. They were having panic attacks. And the hospitals were reporting that emergency rooms were filling up with people having suicidal thoughts.

Soon after Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage through Puerto Rico, RMF sent a team to conduct a needs assessment, bring some initial medical supplies, and form local connections...

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The Washington Post created an interactive article and documentary which follows the lives of those in Puerto Rico who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. We encourage you to follow the stories to see how much everyday life has changed since Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017.

Puerto Rico’s apagón, or “super blackout,” is the longest and largest major power outage in modern U.S. history. Without electricity, there is no reliable source of clean water. School is out, indefinitely. Health care is fraught. Small businesses are faltering. The tasks of daily life are both exhausting and dangerous...

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Although the official number of deaths because of Hurricane Maria was reported as 64, the New York Times provides an analysis which says the number might be actually much higher.

A review by The New York Times of daily mortality data from Puerto Rico’s vital statistics bureau indicates a significantly higher death toll after the hurricane than the government there has acknowledged. The Times’s analysis found that in the 42 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, 1,052 more people than usual died across the island. The analysis compared the...

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In response to our Hurricane Harvey Psychological Trauma Support Project, CNN Impact Your World featured RMF as a list of active non profits working in Houston.


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Real Medicine Foundation is collaborating with Dr. Kevin Becker and his team at Organizational Resilience International, who we worked with during our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.

RMF believes that disaster survivors are most drawn to, and best served, by the natural supports in their community. Thus, we will also partner with local community members and relevant local institutions. By enlisting community members themselves to work alongside us in the...

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“Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region.”

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“Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll.

The devastating floods have also destroyed or damaged 18,000 schools, meaning that about 1.8 million children cannot go to classes, Save the Children warned on Thursday.

The charity said that hundreds of thousands of children could fall permanently out of the school system if education...

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Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

“Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won’t have drinking water.

The government announced Saturday that so far this year 72 people have died as a result of heavy rains and flash floods around the country.

Peru’s geographic extremes help fuel the often deadly force of the mudslides known locally as huaycos, the indigenous Quechua word for flash flood-landslide."

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During the week of January 23rd, widespread torrential rainfall created flooding across many South American countries, including Perú. The rainfall caused the local rivers of Perú to overflow, and also caused mudslides. Our RMF Perú team quickly analyzed the effects of the flooding within the city center of Pisco, where RMF’s clinic, Policlínico Peruano Americano is located.

Many families in the community were greatly affected by the flooding. RMF’s team began accepting donations of food, water, and clothing at our clinic, and has been distributing these to families in need. RMF Perú has also received donations of furniture and bedding...

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Listen to the interview on the BBC News Website

BBC World Service interviewed RMF Nepal Program Program Coordinator, Barsha Dharel on April 24, 2016. Please follow the link above to listen to the interview. The Barsha Dharel interview, conducted by David Deng, starts around 46:20 mark. Below is a transcript of the interview.

David Deng: The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal last year has come and gone, but the aftershock is far from over. Twelve months on, the destruction that overtook the nation has left thousands desperate to find the means to survive whatever the circumstances. I’ve been speaking to...

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