STATISTICS

30-60%

Develop PTSD or serious mental health issues

30-60% of child disaster victims go on to develop PTSD and mental health issues compared to their peers who didn't face a disaster only 3-5% develop these mental health issues.

14 MILLION

People are left homeless each year due to a disaster

Each and every year, an average of 14 million people are left homeless as a result of natural disasters.

27 MILLION

Displaced by a disaster each decade

On average, as many as 27 million people become displaced from their homes every decade because of natural disasters.

4X MORE LIKELY

A child’s experiences from birth to 3 shape the person they will become.

Evacuee children are 4 times more likely than the average child to show symptoms of emotional disturbance. This can stunt their ability to advance socially, emotionally, and academically.

20%

Of children displaced after a disaster are either not enrolled or not attending school regularly.

20% of children who are displaced after a disaster are either not enrolled or not regularly attending school, missing an average of 10 school days a month.

COMFORT BEARS RESEARCH PAPER

Read our research paper to learn more in depth about why Comfort Bears are so important and how they truly are more than a stuffed animal for children.

SUPPORT US

Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help make a difference with Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe right now! The support we receive is a huge driver of the work we do in addressing some of society’s most challenging problems. Get in touch today and join our community in making a lasting impact.

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Volunteer with us from anywhere in the world. Help us tag our bears with encouraging messages written by you that go directly to child disaster victims. Learn more here. 

Get in touch below and follow us on social media to see what events we are having coming up in your area. 

MAKE A DONATION

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and 100% of all donations go to child disaster victims. Donations are tax deductible with our nonprofit status. Get in touch with us for more details about how you can help.

PARTNER WITH US

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.