Historical Emergencies

Haiti Earthquake Five Years On

Five years since the earthquake hit the tiny Caribbean island nation of Haiti, many children there still have limited access to education, and some report exposure to exploitation and sexual violence after the already-fragile country descended into chaos in the aftermath of the disaster. Read More

Tsunami Ten Years On

Save the Children's five-year humanitarian response represents one of the largest in the agency's history. Our staff members were on the ground in many coastal areas when the disaster struck, and their work has benefited an estimated 1 million people in over 1,000 towns and villages. Read More

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Save the Children has been working in Japan for 25 years. Since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, we have been working with children and families as they recover and rebuild. Read More

Hurricane Katrina

It's been years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast. What followed was the worst emergency response effort in U.S. history. Katrina revealed profound gaps in the disaster preparedness plans in the Gulf Coast region and nationwide, particularly with regards to children. Hurricane Katrina showed the harm children and families face when kids are not accounted for in disaster planning. The sad fact remains that America is still unprepared to protect children should a disaster strike. Read the Disaster Report

Crisis in Kyrgyzstan

Save the Children’s program of emergency assistance in Osh and Jalalabad following the June civil disturbances has reached more than 250,000 people with food, non-food aid items, protection, rubble removal and livelihoods assistance. Procurement of replacements for destroyed assets is underway, to put small-scale entrepreneurs back in business in Osh. Save the Children has provided businesses with the basic equipment and supplies needed to restart their activities. Read more about our response to the crisis in Kyrgyzstan

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