Tornadoes in America: Disaster Relief Facts



Save the Children mobilized staff and resources to respond to the needs of children impacted by a series of destructive tornadoes across central and southern states earlier this year.

A Save the Children continues child care recovery programs, where the latest series of deadly tornadoes hit amd families are still working to rebuild their lives.

Save the Children has a strong history of more than 40 years working to protect and support children in Mississippi. We provide programs for children living in poverty and work with partners to advance emergency preparedness and response to better protect children.

The Impact on Children

Children are always the most vulnerable in an emergency, and they have experienced loss far outside their comprehension. We know that children are the most vulnerable when disaster strikes, and it’s essential that their needs for safety and support are prioritized from the start.

Save the Children's Response

Save the Children has responded to numerous emergencies in the impacted region. In hard-hit Mississippi alone, Save the Children has led child-focused responses to Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and Isaaac as well as major floods and tornadoes in 2011.

As the national leader in child-focused disaster response and recovery programs, Save the Children has prepositioned child-focused supplies ready to go and has strong local networks of partners serving the needs of children. Save the Children is assessing what support children may need in shelters and is also investigating whether child care centers and other programs serving children need help to resume care at a critical time.

As always, Save the Children is prepared to respond to the most pressing immediate needs to ensure children’s safety and wellbeing. The organization mounted a major response to the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes last May, and continues long-term recovery work there to help children bounce back from the destruction that upturned many lives.

Our disaster recovery programs have served more than 500,000 children in the U.S. in every major emergency since Hurricane Katrina. We seek not only to support the immediate needs of children, but to partner with communities to strengthen their ability to protect children and recover more strongly when disasters and emergencies strike.

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Last updated June 2014

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