March 02, 2017

In the Petare and La Vega neighborhoods of Caracas, Venezuela, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers psychological assistance to victims of violence, including sexual violence. About 45% of patients are minors.

Johan Robles is a community leader in Caracas. Despite—and because of—the challenges and risks of living in the city right now, Johan has become more involved with local children and youth, developing his own skills in psychosocial assistance with the help of MSF training

Here, he describes daily life in Caracas's most violent district and why mental health services are so important for its inhabitants.

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