Published: 10/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5942 Page 23

Peter Ramrayka, chair, Guyhealth UK; project director, South West London and St George's Mental Health trust

Guyana, a commonwealth country on the South American mainland, has suffered from the worst flooding in recent times, with three regions being declared 'disaster areas'.

Urgent international assistance is being sought to deal with the situation.

A particular need is for doctors with experience of dealing with the aftermath of flooding in tropical countries.

Return air fares and in-country accommodation could be considered for suitable volunteers. For more information, e-mail me on pramrayka@compuserve. com