Friday, April 10, 2009

Study mulls children in disasters

Disaster News Network: Several organizations focus on children in times of disasters, including Brethren Disaster Ministries' Children's Disaster Services. Now, a coalition of national organizations are helping a commission study services for children post-disaster times like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Before leaving office, President George Bush authorized the National Commission on Children and Disasters to look at short comings in planning, preparedness and response. "It became apparent that it would be enormous for (the national coalition) to try to determine where they all were and how best to make recommendations to policy makers on how to fix problems," said Christopher Revere, executive director of the commission.

Revere said the commission is made up of three subcommittees to study children's health needs, mental health needs, and the delivery of Health and Human Services in the recovery phases, as well as looking at the design and operation of mass shelters…..

Flooding in Northamptonshire 1998 - South Northants District - Milton Malsor - children exploring the field know as 'the dip' which is showing extensive flood waters backing up. Shot by Cj1340 

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