Giving Compass’ Take:
• Save The Children shares their two-year strategic plan to support victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This strategy includes three parts: child protection, return to learning and providing nutritional support.
• What other models can we follow for disaster relief strategies? What makes Save The Children’s plan sustainable?
• Read about a community in Puerto Rico that is recovering from Hurricane Maria by engaging in community-led initiatives.
In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, pummeling the U.S. territory with catastrophic levels of rain and winds up to 155 miles per hour.
Save the Children was on the island within 96 hours. We distributed clean water, family hygiene supplies, shelter/home repair kits and solar light kits. Today, we’re still there, providing an ongoing, robust response that has benefitted more than 60,000 children and adults to date.
Recovery progress overall has been slow; the level of destruction is massive and families are struggling under the hardship and loss that the storm has caused. That’s why we’re committed to a 2-year strategy that includes:
- Child Protection
- Return to Learning
- Nutritional support
Read the full article about the long-term response to hurricane Maria at Save The Children.
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