On Saturday 14th August, a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti.
Casualties and significant damage have been reported in several areas and families are likely to need urgent access to vital supplies like food, water and shelter. Many hospitals, homes and schools have been destroyed in the wake of the disaster.
Before the earthquake struck, 1.9 million children were already in need in Haiti. This earthquake will only increase the vulnerability for many of these children and their families.
Within 24 hours, UNICEF convoyed a lorry with six emergency medical kits containing enough essential medicines, analgesics, antibiotics and syringes for around 30,000 people for three months.
UNICEF and partners are distributing tarpaulins for emergency shelter, latrines and showers; water reservoirs for safe water distribution, and hygiene kits including water treatment tablets, soap, menstrual hygiene material and jerrycans.
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You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children in Haiti.