Real Changes must occur in Safety and Health Care

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Tonga: Peace Corps Tonga : The Peace Corps in Tonga: February 1, 2006: Headlines: COS - Tonga: Obituaries: Safety and Security of Volunteers: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Tessa Horan : Real Changes must occur in Safety and Health Care

By Safety ( - on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 4:24 am: Edit Post

More should be done to increase safety of volunteers. Blaming the volunteer is not the right approach.

Journalists like with the Dayton Daily News exposed the corruption and cover up Peace Corps has used in Safety and Health care issues. The increase of volunteer death is over 125% percent vs other decades. The Peace Corps fails to recognize, the continued incidents of violence against volunteers too, by blaming the volunteer for the circumstances they are serving in.

Peace Corps too has not done enough for the families of former volunteers who have had a family member perish in service or is considered missing. There are also more than 2,500 volunteer during the 1990's into present day that have been victims of violence in service who are not receiving proper medical care for service related injuries as well as volunteers who have had safety incidences which the Peace Corps denies like rape, psychological terror from groups who oppose US policy, beatings.

Nothing has changed signigantly in their policy toward the former volunteers who have been discriminated against because of their service in Peace Corps.

Mr. Kamen you should write about former volunteers like yourself and then maybe you would get ethics in government award from Harvard and some of the many other institutions around the country who recognized the real problem with hurting former volunteers, the families of perished volunteers and the safety and health of volunteers today.

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