Hurricane Matthew — the strongest Caribbean storm in a decade — is powerful enough to damage buildings and power infrastructure and poses a severe risk to lives in Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba.
In times of disaster, children are among the most vulnerable.
With landfall on Jamaica and western Haiti imminent, and forecasts of up to 40 inches of rain in the most intensely hit areas, UNICEF's preparations are becoming more urgent by the hour. Make a secure donation now to make sure UNICEF has the support it needs to protect children impacted by the hurricane.
Founded in 1946 to help children suffering in the aftermath of World War II, UNICEF provides children and families with disaster relief whenever emergencies strike. A disaster's severity often depends on a community's vulnerability. UNICEF works to reduce risks and increase resiliency by helping shape the choices children and their families make about where they grow their food, how solidly they construct their houses, and even what they teach in school. This helps prepare for the worst, while hoping for the best.