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May 23, 2018

Hurricane Harvey: 8 months on

Hurricane Harvey’s destructive winds and historic floods from days of relentless rain in late August 2017 carved a 300-mile path of destruction across Texas and displaced more than 1 million people. Hurricane Harvey had a devastating effect on all aspects of children’s lives: their homes, their schools their emotions and their future. More than 3 million children were affected by the catastrophic storm.

Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years. More than 1.4 million school children started the school year late, and the historic storm had a devastating effect on child care and early learning centers, with more than 1,500 centers damaged or destroyed.

Save the Children is working to make sure Hurricane Harvey’s most vulnerable victims – children – are supported in their recovery, have access to early childhood education programs where they can safely play and learn, and become more resilient and ready for the next disaster. In case you missed it, check out our 6 month donor report from March 2018.

Though children are naturally resilient the impacts of Harvey-related trauma may be deep and long-lasting. Displacements created extreme distress for children trying to cope without the comfort of their normal routines, favorite toys, pets or friends. Parents’ stresses over housing, transportation and reduced incomes from lost jobs can also affect children. Some schools are overcrowded as they accommodate students whose own schools remain closed, increasing the risk that children who struggle in class will not receive the extra help they need. Your continued support will help underpin this recovery work. Thank you!

May 15, 2018

A Healthy Start in Life

Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination
Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination

Children’s Health and Nutrition

Providing the best health and nutrition programs to save lives

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes, including 1 million babies who die on the day they are born. What's more, child malnutrition often leads to a lifetime of poor health and even death. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.

That's why we are committed to providing effective children’s health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Save the Children is able to improve maternal, newborn and child health, help end child malnutrition and hunger and prevent HIV transmission, and ensure treatment for those living with HIV before they develop (or to prevent) AIDS — giving 157 million children a healthy start in life and helping 56.3 million children directly with lifesaving care, medicines, preventive treatments and so much more.

How Our Health and Nutrition Work Saves Lives:
  • Targeting the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths
  • Providing high-impact, low-cost care that saves children's lives
  • Training and equipping frontline health workers to provide basic and lifesaving care
  • Responding rapidly during emergencies – when children are most vulnerable

Thank you for your generous support of Save the Children!

May 15, 2018

A Healthy Start in Life

Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination
Boy recieves his Yellow Fever vaccination

Children’s Health and Nutrition

Providing the best health and nutrition programs to save lives

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes, including 1 million babies who die on the day they are born. What's more, child malnutrition often leads to a lifetime of poor health and even death. More than 150 million children in developing countries are malnourished.

That's why we are committed to providing effective children’s health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy.

Thanks to generous donors like you, Save the Children is able to improve maternal, newborn and child health, help end child malnutrition and hunger and prevent HIV transmission, and ensure treatment for those living with HIV before they develop (or to prevent) AIDS — giving 157 million children a healthy start in life and helping 56.3 million children directly with lifesaving care, medicines, preventive treatments and so much more.

How Our Health and Nutrition Work Saves Lives:
  • Targeting the major causes of maternal, newborn and child deaths
  • Providing high-impact, low-cost care that saves children's lives
  • Training and equipping frontline health workers to provide basic and lifesaving care
  • Responding rapidly during emergencies – when children are most vulnerable

Thank you for your generous support of Save the Children! 

 
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