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 20, 2010

Aftershock Rocks Port-au-Prince; Save the Children Undeterred in Mission of Delivering Urgent Relief

Save the Children staff in Port-au-Prince, Haiti are assessing the impact of this morning’s strong 6.1 magnitude aftershock – even as they continue working nonstop to deliver lifesaving relief to children affected by the epic January 12 earthquake.

“Children and families are still sleeping in the open, among the rubble. They are very vulnerable – this aftershock would have terrified them. We are working flat out to assist them, bringing in supplies and rolling them out to the people who need them as fast as we can,” said Annie Foster, Save the Children’s team leader in Port-au-Prince.

Save the Children is undeterred by this latest aftershock. Essential relief we began within hours of the earthquake goes on and, day by day, is being expanded to reach more children in and around the rubble of Port-au-Prince and nearby communities.

Highlights of the past 48 hours in our efforts – made possible by our donors’ outpouring of support, include:

- Distribution of 16.5 tons of drugs and medical supplies provided by AmeriCare to health technicians in Leogane and to the general hospital in Port-au-Prince.

- Rolling out the first mobel health clinic yesterday.

- Opening the first of hundreds of Child Friendly Spaces planned so that children living in temporary camps have a respite from the tremendous stress and strain they are experiencing.


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  • TOM FABIANI
    TOM FABIANI It showes that our donations are being used for the greatest of goods. Helping children in need. Very sad story but very uplifting to see the successful efforts being made by Save The Children.
    • 13 years ago
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