I found the editorial in the March 24 issue, “‘Indirect’ deaths from disasters,” interesting because while such deaths have been reported in the media, I didn’t realize how dire and serious this situation is. Indeed, makeshift shelters are a necessity during an emergency, but lack of privacy triggers a lot of stress that can lead to death, including suicide, as the worst scenario.

When emergency shelters have to be set up, they should be improved by listening directly to the people who have to use them.

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