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When the Birds Stopped Singing: AWB Relief in Puerto Rico
This video profiles our trauma healing and disaster relief work in Puerto Rico. AWB sent three teams to the island in 2017-2018 to provide treatments in underserved communities hit hard by Hurricane Maria. Levels of post-traumatic stress in Puerto Rico are very high. AWB will continue to offer field training and collaboration with local acupuncturists and community groups to create ongoing mobile clinics for trauma reduction. The FEMA Voluntary Agency has worked closely with AWB to make this possible, as have AWB volunteers and donors.
AWB Bridging Borders
Between January 4 and January 6, 2019, an 8- member team representing Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) conducted 4 acupuncture trauma-relief clinics in the RGV in response to this humanitarian crisis. We partnered with Angry Tías & Abuelas of the RGV to identify local connections and site locations. Our goals were to offer primary trauma relief to asylum seekers and secondary trauma relief to community first responders.
Acupuncturists Without Borders Visit Migrants
Tammy Tse with Acupuncturists Without Borders shares the reason behind their visit to Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico on July 6, 2019.
AWB Work in Greek Refugee Camps
i24 News Report on Acupuncturists Without Borders work in a refugee camp outside of Athens Greece in May of 2016.