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Posted: 11/1/2001 5:50:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 5:52:49 AM EDT
HR, the number I heard on the news in the days immediately following the attacks was 15,000 childred had lost one or both parents on 9.11.01. It's from the media, and I don't have a direct source for you, so take it for what it's worth.
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 5:59:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2001 6:08:53 AM EDT by Major-Murphy]
Careful. I've heard many differing stats, in this regard. All from supposedly reliable sources. I know that from one firm, Cantor-Fitzgerald(700 dead), est. 1500 kids lost parent(s).
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 6:12:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: HR, the number I heard on the news in the days immediately following the attacks was 15,000 childred had lost one or both parents on 9.11.01. It's from the media, and I don't have a direct source for you, so take it for what it's worth.
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Somewhere on the internet there is a website that discusses urban legends, whether true or false. I have heard that 15,000 is considered false. They said that they have a link to the site somewhere at [url]www.abcnews.com[/url]
Link Posted: 11/1/2001 7:24:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2001 7:18:31 AM EDT by e8ght]
Exact # unknown to me, but here's one report: The Telegraph 25 September 2001 [URL]http://www.news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/25/worph25.xml[/URL] Attacks left 10,000 grieving children By David Sapsted in New York (Filed: 25/09/2001) AT least 10,000 children, and possibly as many as 15,000, are believed to have lost at least one parent in the terrorist attacks. It is known that 1,500 children lost parents among Cantor Fitzgerald staff, more than 700 of whom perished in the twin towers of the Trade Centre. With deaths in New York expected to approach 7,000, charities in the city are warning of long-term problems surrounding the care of bereaved children. A New York City welfare official said yesterday: "It is impossible at this stage to gauge what effect this will have on a tremendous number of children, a lot of them aged under 12. Caring for these children's psychological difficulties in the long term is a problem that we are going to have to come to terms with quickly." School officials and counsellors are warning that it could take months before the impact of the loss starts to show itself in children's behaviour.
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