Hurricane Relief

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Hurricanes, cyclones and tropical storms can wreak havoc among communities with under-developed infrastructures. UNICEF is regularly on the ground in communities from Latin America and the Caribbean to the South Pacific island nations that are especially vulnerable.

In the immediate aftermath of storms like Typhoon Haiyan and Typhoon Hagupit, UNICEF provides lifesaving emergency relief:  water purification tablets, vaccinations and nutrition supplements for children and nursing mothers. UNICEF programs help communities recovering from storms build back better with improved access to education, stronger health systems and reliable disaster preparedness plans.

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