Via: (UNICEF) Three weeks since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, UNICEF said it would need an additional $22.5 million to meet the increasing needs of children in the country, including in the hurricane-hit areas.
“Children in Haiti have for years been vulnerable to poverty, severe weather patterns, violence, malnutrition and poor water infrastructure,” said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti. “Hurricane Matthew made a precarious situation even worse and we need the international community to come together to help us address children’s increasing needs.”
UNICEF increased its Haiti appeal from $13.4 million earlier this year to $36.6 million. The additional funds will help provide families and children across Haiti with basic health, nutrition, education and protection services including: