Hurricane Dorian Children at Risk

Hurricane Dorian, one of the most intense storms ever to hit the Caribbean, swept across the islands leaving at least 30 people dead and thousands missing. In Abaco, the worst hit area of the Bahamas, our team witnessed widespread devastation and destruction.

Schools and hospitals are flattened; houses and roads have collapsed; cars and boats are hanging in trees. Children and their families who survived the hurricane have lost their homes, their relatives, their livelihoods and have been left with little water and food. The clock is ticking for them to receive lifesaving assistance. More than three days after the hurricane struck, families urgently need safe drinking water. Across the Bahamas, over 17,000 children are estimated to have been exposed to the impact of the hurricane.

 

 

Children Need Urgent Help

Hurricane Dorian has devastated children’s lives, 13,000 homes have been destroyed, 70,000 people including 17,000 children need emergency humanitarian aid. Donate and help children survive the aftermath of this brutal storm.

How Will My Donation Help Children?

UNICEF is entirely funded by voluntary contributions your support is vital in getting lifesaving help and supplies to children in urgent need.

  • €50 can provide one family with a hygiene kit giving them all the essentials they need to protect themselves from deadly diseases.
  • €75 can provide three families with emergency shelter to keep their children safe in the aftermath of the storm.
  • €100 can bring lifesaving clean water to children in urgent need, protecting them from deadly waterborne diseases.

Nathiel is carried by his mother Isabel on Abaco Island, one of the worst hit by Hurricane Dorian. Photo © UNICEF/UN0341830/Smialowski/AFP Services

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 18:00.

You can send your donation by post to

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UNICEF Ireland,

33 Lower Ormond Quay,

Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict and natural disasters. Please donate today and help us protect children in emergencies.

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.