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More than 1.2 million children live in communities designated by FEMA as disaster areas.

September 11, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC - Hurricane Katrina has directly affected nearly 6 million people who live in federally designated disaster areas, including more than 1.2 million children under the age of 14. These families need food, shelter, clothing, and in many cases trauma counseling to begin to heal and begin their lives again. Parents of the more than 1.2 million children, almost one-third of whom are under the age of 5, may also require child care so that they can put their lives back together (i.e.

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