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Disaster Psychosocial Response – Handbook for community counsellor trainers

Academy for Disaster Management Education, Planning, & Training, India, 2005

More than 100,000 people have been unsettled in the Tsunami hit Cuddalore district in Tamilnadu, India. The Academy for Disaster Management Education, Planning & Training (ADEPT) coordinated with a group of major charitable hospitals from all over the country and mobilised medical relief on a war footing. It was estimated that less than 10% of the Tsunami affected population had suffered physical injury or illness. Almost EVERYONE had suffered severe psychological and emotional trauma.

Updated May 20, 2005.