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Integrating Immigrant Families in Emergency Response, Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

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With one out of five households in the United States speaking a language other than English at home, and more than 18.4 million foreign-born residents over the age of five speaking English less than very well, overcoming language barriers has become an increasingly vital element to emergency preparedness.

Integrating Immigrant Families in Emergency Response, Relief and Rebuilding Efforts by Grantmakers Concerned for Immigrants and Refugees and the Annie E. Casey Foundation offers a framework for how local governments can incorporate Limited English Proficient (LEP) residents into the emergency planning process, increase their preparedness, and develop capacity in key public agencies to communicate with and serve these residents.

Please see the reportat right under “Documents & Resources.”

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