Hurricane Matthew has put the lives of 6 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. 1.2 million people in Haiti alone have had their lives turned upside down by this devastating storm.
When an emergency happens, it's a race against the clock to reach the children who need our help. Facing emergencies like this, it’s children who are amongst the most vulnerable, so it’s important we reach every child in danger.
Our teams are on the ground now, ready to deliver life-saving food, water and health care for children affected by the hurricane. But we need your help. As the hurricane passes, we are yet to uncover the true extent of the impact on young children.
Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, has experienced the worst of the storm. 6,000 people were evacuated in southern Haiti. Many living in coastal areas have died. Unicef is working to ensure that children and families have access to clean water and we are supporting children separated from families and caregivers. It’s not going to be easy but we’ll find a way to reach children trapped in Haiti’s South, behind a collapsed major road bridge.
Please donate now and help keep children safe in Haiti and 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.