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American households not prepared for disasters, not confident that children’s needs will be met

9 Feb 2016, SCI

'The survey conducted by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness shows how underprepared we are to protect children in disasters,' said Erin Bradshaw, Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness for Save the Children. 'Unless we make child-focused preparedness a priority, in our homes, schools and communities, we are putting our youngest, most vulnerable citizens in jeopardy'...


General Facts
  • Population: 857 million (2005)
  • Density: 20 per sq km
  • Total Area: 42,322 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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