Six months after Hurricane Maria shattered Puerto Rico, the road to recovery has split in two. While most people in urban areas are getting back to some semblance of normal, people in other areas—especially in the central highlands and along the southeast coast—are struggling to survive. And losing hope.
As Puerto Rico struggles to recover, a principal sticks to her principles: ‘You cannot play with children’s lives’
Sister Magna Jiménez Martínez, head of the Colegio María Auxiliadora in San Juan, drew on her experience in Haiti to know what needed to be done in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María slammed into the US territory.
But with help from Oxfam and The Access to Justice Fund Foundation, families can now get the legal help they need in applying for assistance and following up on claims.
A look back on the successes you helped us achieve this year
Three months after hurricane Maria, families are still coping with lack of water, power, and recovery funds.
How sand, soda cans, and salt can help communities in Puerto Rico quench their thirst—safely—when disaster strikes.