UNICEF is on the ground in the Bahamas, where an estimated 18,000 children and their families are struggling to recover from Hurricane Dorian. An initial evaluation of devastated communities in Abaco and Grand Bahama islands indicates that children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. According to the United Nations Secretary General, "more than 75% of all buildings have been destroyed. Hospitals are either in ruins, or overwhelmed. Schools turned into rubble.” Considering the extensive damage and access constraints, safe water, food, health care, education activities, and psychosocial support for children and adolescents are the priority needs.
Before, during and after emergencies, UNICEF is there to provide the assistance and services children need to survive and thrive.
Please give today to help UNICEF stay ever-ready to help children when they need it most.
Due to the extent of the devastation, WBG donations are eligible for a 100% matching donation from the World Bank Group. The drive runs for two weeks from September 19 - October 3, 2019. On behalf of children in the Bahamas and around the world, thank you for your support!
This giving site is for WBG staff, consultants, and retirees only! You must enter your UPI when donating.
This drive is sponsored by the World Bank Group Executive Directors’ office responsible for the Caribbean (EDS07), the Caribbean Association of WBG and IMF Staff (CAWI) and coordinated by Community Connections, ECREP. Funds will go to UNICEF to support their relief efforts.