Anderson Cooper speaks with the executive director of international aid organization Doctors Without Borders. For the first time, they've set up medical clinics in the U.S. Their volunteers are helping victims of Superstorm Sandy at several locations in the New York area.
"We learned our lessons from Katrina when we thought the medical needs would be covered, and when we realized there were gaps it was too late for us to react," says Sophie Delaunay.
She tells Anderson the most challenging place right now is the Rockaways in Queens where people who need help are homebound in high-rise apartment buildings and have had little contact with the outside world since they lost their electricity. The group is helping with a variety of needs, but 60% of the consultations are to assist with prescription refills.
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