Save the Children Races to Children & Families

by Save the Children Federation
Vetted
Dec 2, 2010

Update on Save the Children's programs in Haiti

Haiti: Gaston Margron camp
Haiti: Gaston Margron camp

Since the epic earthquake in Haiti, Save the Children has worked nonstop to alleviate children’s suffering and ensure their well-being.

  • In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, nearly 490 children who were separated from their families were provided with family tracing, reunification, or mediation support.
  • Nearly 10,000 children have attended Child Friendly Spaces, where they could play, learn, and develop in a protective environment.
  • Over 43,440 children are learning in temporary classrooms.
  • Nearly 31,250 children and members of their families received tents, plastic sheeting, shelter kits and other non-food items to set up temporary shelters.
  • Young children are regularly screened and treated for malnourishment.
  • We are combating the spread of cholera in camps of earthquake-displaced families.

Rachelle’s story: Haiti

In the ”baby tent,” established by Save the Children in Leogane, Haiti, one-month-old infant twins and their mother, Rachelle, have a quiet and safe place to breastfeed, an oasis from the crowded camp outside. “It’s my first time here, and I am hoping to receive some advice for taking care of my babies,” said Rachelle. “I am not getting enough to eat and I need support as these are my first children.” In addition to providing a protected place, the tents serve as a center for breastfeeding support groups as many mothers are having difficulty feeding their infants since the quake. Tent staff also monitor and treat children with acute malnutrition. 

As in any emergency, infants and young children are the most vulnerable survivors of the disaster in Haiti. Breastfeeding is an affordable and vital way to help keep them alive and healthy.

Rachelle:  Leogane, Haiti
Rachelle: Leogane, Haiti

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Save the Children Federation

Location: Fairfield, CT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.savethechildren.org
Project Leader:
Megan McLain
Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Westport, CT United States

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