by Alejandra Ara=FAz in Jimaní
Jimaní is dry now, but the marks left
by the recent floods will remain for a long time: not only on the ground,
the broken trees, damaged houses and mud-covered streets, but more than
anywhere, on the faces of those who survived. Another lingering effect
is the smell -- a particular stench of rotting.
Since the beginning of the emergency,
the Dominican Republic Red Cross activated, among others, their psychological
first aid teams, who have been offering support to those who have not only
lost their homes, but also their loves ones.