Hurricane Dorian, one most intense storms to ever hit the Carribean, struck the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama in the northern Bahamas on 1 September, causing devastation.
There have been 43 reported deaths, but many remain missing and the number of casualties is expected to go up.
How are children and families being affected?
Many of the 18,000 children affected have lost their homes, and have been left with little water or food.
Schools and hospitals have been flattened; houses and roads have collapsed; families remain in urgent need of clean drinking water.
The situation at a glance
- Abaco, Bahamas
18,000 children affected
43 deaths reported with many still missing
Funding needed: £4 million