Hurricane Irma is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. After tearing its way across a string of Caribbean islands and up through Florida, Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of damage and flooding - with more than 4 million children at risk.
Families in low-earning and migrant communities are still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Irma. Families who depend on the land for income are struggling so long as the land remains in ruins. While access to safe and affordable child care remains a concern and an obstacle for those who can find work. Children are working through the post-traumatic stress and emotional exhaustion as a result of the hurricane.
Save the Children has formed strong partnership with local organizations to provide food vouchers to families in need. We opened child-friendly spaces programs to provide structured learning opportunities for children and ensure psychosocial well-being.
Save the Children has committed to remaining in damaged Florida communities and by the side of children and families for the next two years. Your support will help underpin this recovery work. We will continue to work closely with local agencies to meet the needs of families and children as well as their teachers and care providers.