Days of high winds and heavy rainfall from Hurricane Florence have left a million people without power and thousands out of their homes. At least 22 people have died in the massive storm. This year's hurricane and cyclone season has been particularly active. So far in 2018, there have been 23 named storms in the western Pacific and 10 in the Atlantic, a 30 percent increase from average years.
UNICEF is closely monitoring the storms' effects. As with our successful partnerships following Hurricane Harvey (City of Houston) and Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico), our efforts will adhere to UNICEF's core priorities: health, education, child protection and psychosocial support.
Across the globe, UNICEF responds where help is needed most. Last year, UNICEF responded to 337 humanitarian emergencies in 102 countries.
UNICEF is always committed to helping children and families survive and stay safe and healthy.
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