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Report: Gaps remain in how federal government handles children in disasters

from USA Today

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and separated thousands of children from their families, the federal government is still ill-equipped to deal with children during large-scale disasters, according to a new report. Nearly 80 percent of the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children and Disasters in 2010 remain unfulfilled, including improving pediatric transport during disasters and dedicating more federal disaster grants to children's needs, according to the report by Save the Children, a Connecticut-based advocacy group that helps children around the world. more


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