Save the Children Races to Children & Families

by Save the Children Federation
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Save the Children Races to Children & Families
Jan 16, 2010

Your donation is urgently needed to help Save the Children support Haitian children and families.

The January 12 earthquake and multiple aftershocks created enormous devastation and loss of life in the heavily populated city of Port-au-Prince, one of the centers for programming for Save the Children in Haiti. While staff safety and security are of immediate paramount concern, we have begun on-the- ground assessments and are designing a vigorous response strategy.

Save the Children has its main office in Port-au-Prince and sub offices in Jacmel, Massaide and Gonaives. While the main office in Port-au-Prince sustained damage and flooding from ruptured water lines, as well as damage to the perimeter wall, its condition relative to heavily damaged nearby buildings allow the property to serve as a center of activity and coordination. The three sub-offices were largely unaffected by the earthquake, most of the severe damage occurring in the actual city of Port-au-Prince.

46 out of 59 Port-au-Prince staff are accounted for as of today. Today we had teams of staff going to the areas where the unaccounted staff live to look for them.

“The destruction is everywhere and it’s still hard for emergency responders to reach many injured people at this point. Countless children and families need safe places to stay as well as basic household items to help them meet their immediate needs,” said Ian Rodgers, Save the Children’s emergency response adviser, who is currently in Haiti. “This is a major disaster that will require an intensive long-term response.”

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Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
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Twitter: @savethechildren
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Megan McLain
Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT United States

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