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September 13, 2017/by cornelia walther

Haiti – Preparation and lessons learnt made the difference

In the most affected communities, UNICEF and partners have established water bladders to ensure drinking water is accessible despite flooded wells.
September 11, 2017/by cornelia walther

After the storm is before the storm.

As hundreds of children, women and men lost their homes and found refuge in temporary shelter colleagues on the ground do their maximum to make sure they get assistance fast.
September 11, 2017/by cornelia walther

Using precious hours before Irma hits

Irma is moving towards the West at a speed of 24 km/h, with torrential rain, storm surges and life-threatening winds along her path. Tales of destruction have started to trickle in from islands on her way. In Barbuda ninety per cent of all buildings are reported as destroyed or severely damaged; telecommunication systems in the island are down and power supply remains off.
September 7, 2017/by cornelia walther

Preparing for Irma. UNICEF Haiti’s team deployed at the frontline

Yesterday UNICEF has started to deploy teams to the locations that will most likely be hit hardest once Irma reaches the Haitian shore.
September 7, 2017/by cornelia walther

UNICEF calls for the protection of all children with the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma

In the last few hours, storm Irma has turned into a powerful Category 5 hurricane, the highest possible level in the Saffir-Simpson scale. The hurricane looks likely to be accompanied by strong winds and storms through its likely path through the Caribbean. If it continues in its current track it will bring devastating damage in the next few hours in the territories of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis and the Virgin Islands. It is then expected to hit the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba, directly affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children, adolescents and their families.
September 6, 2017/by UNICEF Haiti

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