Saturday, May 15, 2010

Psychosocial soccer: Red Cross 'Camp Cup' in Haiti

With the World Cup around the corner, countless sports fans know the value of a good soccer tournament, as does the Red Cross which held its own 'Camp Cup' in Haiti last week.

Three quake camps in Petit Goâve, where a Red Cross field hospital is based, took part in the tournament. It was organised by Danish Red Cross psychosocial support specialist Ida Andersen with the help of locals from the Haitian Red Cross Society.

Some of the young football players lost parents in the quake and the tournament was arranged as part of a psychosocial support programme which is an integral part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' relief operation.

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