Volcanic eruptions: children seperated from their families
6th June 2018 - Following the devastating volcanic eruptions, Save the Children's acting Country Director Dr. Elizabeth Bocaletti is available for interview from Guatemala.
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Dr. Bocaletti said:
"With hundreds still missing and dozens dead - including several children - the most recent eruption has brought more destruction and death to an already devastated area, and leaving children in a very vulnerable situation.
"Children in Guatemala have just been through a very traumatic experience and now face the uncertainty and insecurity that follows a disaster of this scale. Many have seen their villages and homes buried by volcanic ash and mud, and have lost loved ones. In a situation like this, it’s vital that we ensure there is protection for children, many of whom were separated from their families in the chaos of fleeing for their lives.
"Save the Children is on the ground working in emergency shelters. We are organising small groups that care for separated children until we are able to trace and reunite them with their families."