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Thousands of Caribbean Children Need Humanitarian Aid

More than 35 percent of children in Dominica, especially those living in shelters, still cannot return to their educational activities
Thousands of Caribbean Children Need Humanitarian Aid

Two months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean, about 350,000 children still need humanitarian assistance in the region, Unicef reported.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, more than 35 percent of children in Dominica, especially those living in shelters, still cannot return to their educational activities.

A similar situation persists in Antigua and Barbuda, where many families have not returned to their homes and remain housed in aid centers, the report said.

In coordination with other UN agencies and the governments of the Caribbean countries, UNICEF seeks to alleviate the problem and help the affected populations, as well as ensure long-term recovery and resilience.

At the end of November, the General Assembly of the United Nations issued a resolution that addresses the recent impact of natural disasters on non-autonomous Caribbean territories.

The document supported by 154 countries, which was only rejected by the United States and Israel, expresses deep concern about the number and magnitude of the climatic phenomena registered in 2017 and their devastating effects in the Caribbean area.

Source/Prensa latina

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