Hurricane Matthew has put the lives of six million children across the Caribbean in danger.
Hurricane Matthew has torn through the Caribbean in the past few days, killing and injuring many people, as well as destroying homes, schools and livelihoods. Many people are still missing and more than 200,000 houses were damaged or completely destroyed.
Our teams are on the ground now, delivering emergency supplies, including life-saving food, water kits and health care for children affected by the hurricane. But we need your help. Unicef are working with partners to help set up temporary learning spaces and deliver vital supplies so children can continue their education in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. But we need your help.
Haiti, still recovering from the earthquake in 2010, has experienced the worst of the storm. News reports are stating that close to 900 people have been killed, more than 15,000 people have been evacuated and hundreds of houses have been damaged or destroyed. We fear these numbers will continue to rise as we get more information. Right now, Unicef's first priority is to get children and families access to clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of disease.
In an emergency like this, it’s children who are amongst the most vulnerable, so it’s vital we reach every child in danger.
A donation of £58 can provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families affected by the hurricane.
Please donate now and help keep children safe in Haiti and across the Caribbean.
Funds raised for this appeal will support children affected by Hurricane Matthew. If the funds raised exceed Unicef's funding requirements for this appeal, the money will go to Unicef UK's Children's Emergency Fund.