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Tag : Emergency Response

Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Emergency Response".

Shocking stories from the Rohingya children's crisis

Posted by: UNICEF September 28, 2017

The scenes in Bangladesh right now are hard to fathom. 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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Less than 11 months since Matthew, will Irma be kind to Haiti?

Posted by: UNICEF September 7, 2017

As Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc on Haiti in 2017, Victoria Maskell reflects on past and present efforts to save the lives of children living in the country. Read more »

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Preparing for Irma: UNICEF Haiti's team deployed at the frontline

Posted by: UNICEF September 7, 2017

UNICEF has started to deploy teams to the locations that will most likely be hit hardest once Irma reaches the Haitian shore. Read more »

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Community Health Volunteers brave the heat and fighting to save lives in Yemen

Posted by: UNICEF September 4, 2017

Across the country, community health volunteers are going from house to house, knocking on doors and explaining to parents and children alike, what all they need to do to protect themselves from getting AWD and suspected cholera. Read more »

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Nepal Flood: UNICEF provides immediate response to affected communities

Posted by: UNICEF August 28, 2017

Nepal has experienced incessant rainfall for three days since 11 August 2017. Read more »

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In Sierra Leone, mudslides rip a community apart

Posted by: UNICEF August 17, 2017

UNICEF is on the ground urgently responding to the needs of displaced families affected by the flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown which have killed several hundred people including at least 109 children. Read more »

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