Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery
Rapport Issue


Publication Date

September 28th 2010


Karen Ross

Nestled in the Pacific Ocean, the islands known as Samoa are a piece of paradise: rich green hills encircled with white glistening sands and the translucent inviting sea, inhabited by a warm people with ready smiles. In September 2009, a tsunami swept through this idyllic place following an earthquake 190 km south of the islands. Several waves hit the southern coast of the main island, Upolu, some more than 5m high and travelling over 500m inland. 148 people died, hundreds of families were displaced and thousands affected....


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