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Children & Natural Disasters Research Data & Publications

  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/26/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Haiti's Restavèk Children: The Child Servitude Crisis"
    The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the rest of the world a glimpse of a form of child suffering that often goes unseen. When a group of American missionaries were accused of child trafficking, many people were confused by the story that unfolded. How could parents have been desperate enough to agree to simply give their children away to strangers? Sadly, this wasn't just an isolated event that only happened because of the earthquake.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/28/09
    Child Watch® Column: "Katrina's Children— Still Struggling"
    Dear President Obama: My name is Jade Windon, 7th grade student at McDonogh 42 Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. President, I write to you expressing how many of our lives continue to be affected today by the storm that happened almost four years ago. Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of everyone here and in the Gulf Coast region.
  • What It Takes to Rebuild a Village After a Disaster 07/10/09
    What It Takes to Rebuild a Village After a Disaster
    The Katrina Citizens Leadership Corps (KCLC), made up of over 250 displaced residents from the Gulf Region, sought to highlight and offer strategic solutions to the maze of problems and issues confronting displaced families and children as they try to make their way home. The KCLC released this exhaustive report on their findings at a press conference in New Orleans on July 10, 2009.
  • 08/24/07
    Marian Wright Edelman's La Columna Child Watch®: "Katrina—dos años en la vida de un niño"
    Hace dos a??os, el 29 de agosto, el hurac??n Katrina bati?? la costa del Golfo de Luisiana y Mississippi, desplazando a cientos de miles de personas. Las comunidades econ??micamente deprimidas antes del hurac??n sufrieron el mayor da??o. Es una verg??enza para el pa??s que muchos ni??os todav??a sufren el trauma de la horrenda experiencia de sobrevivir en las secuelas de la tormenta.
  • 03/16/07
    Katrina's Children: Still Waiting
    "An updated report the the Children's Defense Fund's 2006 report, ""Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience and Action"" that details the affect hurricane Katrina has had on the children of that area."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/16/07
    Child Watch® Column: "Another Call to Conscience and Action for Katrina's Children"
    "Katrina's children are still waiting for their country to come to their rescue with life and hope giving health and mental health care and a secure place called home."
  • 05/17/06
    Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience and Action
    The Children's Defense Fund's 2006 report that details the affect hurricane Katrina has had on the children of that area.
  • 01/01/05
    2005 State of America's Children, Chapter 5, Child Welfare
    "Child Welfare: Poverty and Families in Crisis," Chapter 5 of the 2005 State of America's Children report.