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What It Takes to Rebuild a Village After a Disaster

Release Date: July 10, 2009
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What It Takes to Rebuild a Village After a Disaster

In 2007, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Southern Regional and Louisiana offices of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) organized an effort to address the plight of the still, thousands of displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. The effort produced The Katrina Citizens Leadership Corps (KCLC), made up of over 250 displaced residents from the Gulf Region. The group 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, What It Takes to Rebuild a Village After a Disaster: Stories from Internally Displaced Children and Families of Hurricane Katrina and Their Lessons for Our Nation on their findings at a press conference in New Orleans on July 10, 2009. The report will also be released in other cities where large populations of displaced New Orleanians and Gulf Coast residents still reside, namely Atlanta, Baton Rouge and Jackson, Mississippi. 

Read CDF's previous reports that details the affect hurricane Katrina has had on the children of the Gulf Region, Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience and Action and Katrina's Children: Still Waiting.