After the hurricane: images of hope from Nicaragua and Honduras

 A exhibition of photographs telling the story of life after Hurricane Mitch opens at the gallery in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London next Monday, 26 March. The show runs to 31 March. It is free and is open from 10am - 6pm. The pictures were taken by twelve members of the Amos Trust, a UK charity who visited the countries last November, to see how people in Nicaragua and Honduras were rebuilding their lives two years after the disaster. In October 1998 Hurricane Mitch struck Central America causing complete devastation - over 4,000 were killed in Nicaragua alone and it is estimated that over 11,000 people died overall. Two million people became homeless as a result of landslides and floods and the destruction of livelihoods was untold. The Amos Trust supports the Avocado Tree school in the town of La Concepcion outside of Managua. Funds raised from the exhibition will go to supporting their ongoing work. Liz, who was on the trip said: "Having visited Nicaragua, the importance of efforts like Jubilee 2000 becomes much clearer, with only 5,000 children in education out of 70,000 in one district debt is an unsustainable burden to the future of countries like Nicaragua." 'After the hurricane' will be premiered in Central London, and then toured around the UK including showings at 'Critical Mass' and the Greenbelt Festival. If you would like the exhibition to come to your area, then please contact [020 7588 2638].

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