An estimated 150,000 people live in Complexo do Alemao, where armed groups fight for turf, and fighting between police forces and ruling groups leave thousands of people trapped by violence.
There are no private or public health facilities inside Alemao and not even government ambulances enter. In this extremely violent corner of the world, residents live with a great deal of psychological trauma.
In recognition of this trauma, Doctors Without Borders offers psychological support, in addition to the medical services we provide to the community in the favela. Read full article »