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Three Months after Haiti Quake, Life Still Perilous for Children
Date:4/8/2010

the Children has reached an estimated 553,000 people -- at least 240,000 of them children -- with lifesaving and life-sustaining assistance.

Working in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne, Jacmel, Petit Goâve and surrounding environs, the organization is focusing on providing food, shelter, health, child protection, clean water, sanitation, education and livelihoods programs for affected families.

According to the report, Save the Children in the last three months has:

 
  • Distributed food to more than 250,000 people and intends to continue targeted food distributions to vulnerable families
  • Delivered transitional shelter materials to 7,500 households and is continuing to provide essential materials, shelter kits or cash grants
  • Provided access to clean water and sanitation facilities to more than 221,000 people and is continuing those programs as it also works to improve drainage as the rainy season begins
  • Cared for more than 23,000 children and adults through clinics and health teams and provided women's facilities staffed by doctors and midwives to offer reproductive and maternal health services. Save the Children is enrolling thousands of mothers with infants into programs that provide specialized support on how to nourish and care for their babies in very difficult times and making sure that those who have special nutritional needs (i.e., malnourished children or orphaned children) are carefully followed and given therapeutic foods.
  • Worked with the Ministry of Education to identify temporary learning spaces and provided classroom tents and supplies so that 41 schools could reopen. The agency will foc
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