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