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Geographic Region : Central America and the Caribbean

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6 things you need to know about the Humanitarian Action for Children (a report by UNICEF)

Posted by: Stefanie Carmichael January 30, 2018

Every year, UNICEF releases a Humanitarian Action for Children report. It’s our annual global appeal that draws attention to the situation of millions of children living in the world’s most difficult crises, while requesting the financial support needed to help these children survive and thrive in the face of extraordinary challenges. Read more »

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Dominica is my home, and right now her heart is breaking

Posted by: Guest Author October 30, 2017

Karina LeBlanc, olympian, motivational speaker, UNICEF Ambassador--and proud Dominican--tells her story about her beloved island and her experience after hearing of its devastation by hurricane Maria. Read more »

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Starting over in Dominica

Posted by: UNICEF Canada October 10, 2017

Hurricane Maria left more than a mark on the island of Dominica-- in fact, it damaged over 90 percent of the island. Ina few words and pictures, here's how Dominica's children are coping with the aftermath. Read more »

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No calm after the storm for Caribbean’s poorest children

Posted by: UNICEF September 19, 2017

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on the Eastern Caribbean has many people wondering how they will move forward, including nearly 20,000 children. In Turks and Caicos, we hear their stories. Read more »

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Mexico earthquake: return to normality as soon as possible for affected children

Posted by: Marie-Hélène Bachand September 13, 2017

On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency. Read more »

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Residents abandon hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

Posted by: UNICEF September 11, 2017

A first hand account of the after effects of Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda, where the storm has left many of its 1,600 residents homeless and needing immediate assistance. Read more »

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Hurricane Irma: Dispatches from the field

Posted by: UNICEF September 8, 2017

Two islands, two perspectives from UNICEF staff on the devastating effects that Hurricane Irma has caused for children and their families. Read more »

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