From a healthcare, humanitarian, logistic and governmental perspectives, the situation was complex. Overcrowding, water scarcity, overall unsanitary conditions of the shelters, frail mental and physica health status of the victims, combined with damages to transportation and telecommunicationsinfrastructure a perfect enviroments for a disease epidimc to burst out and increase the magnitude of the catastrophe. Seen through our team’s eyes, it meant a major challenge that if solved, had the potential to not only ameliorate the negative impact of the catastrophe, but to transform it into a driver for prosperity for the whole nation.

Amidst the turmoil, VOLUNCA was born.