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9/5/11 Omar Reda, M.D. featured in Mercy Corps article "Helping children heal"

Omar Reda, M.D.

Dr. Omar Reda with children in Mercy Corps' psychosocial program, Comfort for Kids, in Misrata. Photo: Mercy Corps

On September 5th, Omar Reda, MD. was featured in an article for his contributions in helping Mercy Corps set up psychosocial programs for children affected by the conflict in Libya. In March, Mercy Corps began delivering humanitarian aid — food, water, sanitation — to people in Libya whose lives have been upended. Now they are working with their partners Bright Horizons and Nike to adapt their Comfort for Kids and Moving Forward programs. Mercy Corps used them after other disasters to help children recover. Dr. Reda is leading the effort.