Save the Children Launches Emergency Relief Effort to Assist Children and Families in Haiti

Ian Rodgers, Save the Children emergency response adviser

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

January 13, 2010

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We could hear buildings still crumbling down five hours after the earthquake. Last night houses were down in the area surrounding our office.

This is a significant disaster. We are seeing at least 40 percent destruction and up to 70 percent damage to buildings in the neighborhood where our office stands.

Debris fills the roads and emergency responders are having a difficult time reaching the wounded. The survivors, especially the children, are going to need a lot of support for weeks and months to come.

Learn more about our emergency response in Haiti.

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