Donate and help children affected by Hurricane Matthew rebuild their lives

Donate to help children
after Hurricane Matthew

£16 could provide life-saving salts to at least 55 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£16 could provide life-saving salts to at least 55 children suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

£11 could provide 3055 water purification tablets to help families purify water in emergency situations.

£11 could provide 3055 water purification tablets to help families purify water in emergency situations.

£5 a month could help provide exercise books for 17 children so they can continue their education in times of crisis or disaster.

£5 a month could help provide exercise books for 17 children so they can continue their education in times of crisis or disaster.

£74 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

£74 could help pay for school supplies to help at least 20 children continue their education in an emergency.

£58 can provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families in an emergency.

£58 can provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families in an emergency.

£23 could provide a child with ready to use therapeutic food for a month in an emergency.

£23 could provide a child with ready to use therapeutic food for a month in an emergency.

Six million children’s lives in danger

Hurricane Matthew has torn through the Caribbean, killing and injuring many people, as well as destroying homes, schools and livelihoods. Many people are still missing and more than 200,000 houses have been damaged or completely destroyed.

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.

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.

Children in Haiti wade through flood waters after Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Getty images

Children in Haiti wade through flood waters after Hurricane Matthew.
Photo: Getty images

We’re on the ground – 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.

Right now, our 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.

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.