In the wake of destruction throughout the Caribbean, much of Puerto Rico is without electricity and communication, both within and to the island itself, is down. In addition to battering the island territory with winds in excess of 150 mph, Hurricane Maria dumped historic amounts of rain, causing catastrophic flooding throughout the island. Of Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents, nearly 5 percent are children under the age of 18 — and they are perhaps one of the most vulnerable populations.
As the children's fund of the United Nations, UNICEF is a vital presence helping children recovering from Hurricane Maria's devastation in Puerto Rico. While most of UNICEF's emergency relief efforts are focused on international crises, UNICEF is now responding to the natural disaster that's happened in its own backyard.
Please help us help them! Any donation, large or small, will make a difference in the lives of these children.