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Natural Disasters Damage Victims’ Goals, Disaster Relief Important (Washington Post)

Oct 26, 2017

Washington Post’s Monkey Cage published an op-ed based on a latest study by IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow Katrina Kosec on long-term damage to disaster survivors and communities. In the article, co-author Kosec explained that the psychological impact of traumatic events transcends culture, and the research findings in Pakistan hold lessons for disaster victims in the United States and elsewhere. “Government relief can be an effective bulwark against some of this long-term damage,” Kosec wrote in the piece.