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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus is a public research university located on a 289-acre campus in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico. UPR-RP serves more than 18,000 students, of whom 20% are graduate students, and grants an average of over 3,000 degrees a year. It is the largest campus in terms of student population of the University of Puerto Rico system, and Puerto Rico’s first public university, founded in 1903.


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Children are among the most vulnerable victims of any natural disaster. Some 645,000 young Puerto Ricans experienced the trauma of Hurricane Maria. Reuters/Alvin Baez

Hurricane kids: What Katrina taught us about saving Puerto Rico’s youngest storm victims

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forever changing the lives of the children who survived. Their stories can help Puerto Rico identify and aid the kids most traumatized by Hurricane Maria.


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