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.
  • 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."