Many of the communities we serve are in geographical hotspots where large-scale natural disasters like floods and typhoons strike with alarming frequency. Others are located in closely packed urban landscapes and squatter villages, where shoddy construction and overcrowding create the potential for devastating fires.
How We Help
We’ve developed a multi-level approach to disaster response. Our efforts in this area include:
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For decades, Children International has been providing relief to families affected by natural and manmade disasters in communities around the world. Our strong presence in the Philippines, where disastrous typhoons are common, and in communities in India, Africa and Latin America, where shacks made from flammable materials are crisscrossed with illegal wiring which leads to frequent fires, has put us at the center of hundreds of disasters. Our response to these tragedies runs the gamut from disaster preparedness and response training to immediate relief for victims to helping rebuild homes and communities in the months and years following the event.