Still at Risk: U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
Posted by Save the Children on July 20, 2015
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Children often suffered the most. It soon became clear: U.S. emergency planning did not account for children’s unique needs. A decade later, is our nation better prepared to protect children from disaster? Save the Children’s expanded annual disaster report card finds many serious gaps remain. Our children, still at risk, deserve better.
Check out the report landing page for all the latest content: http://www.SavetheChildren.org/Katrina10
How Does Your State Measure Up?
Any given school day, 69 million children are separated from their families. Since 2008 Save the Children has asked – which states require schools and child care facilities to have emergency plans in place? In 2008 only four states met the four standards we track. Our latest report shows 32 states now make the grade. But families in 18 states and DC still can’t count on these minimum protections for kids. Check your state.
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