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Barbuda: “My heart, my home”

For Jamaila Beazer, travelling with her two young daughters, the choppy ferry crossing on the Barbuda Express from Antigua is worth it, despite the big waves, the rocking and the roughness. The boat is taking her home. The young mother is one of a number of people now returning to Barbuda after September’s Hurricane Irma ripped across the 62-square-mile island and left 99 per cent of buildings damaged. More

Cash transfers bring relief to families in Dominica



BARBADOS, 9 January 2018 - Yvonne Hill Williams is a very busy woman. She has her hands full with a lively bunch of five grandchildren and foster children who call her cosy house in Bath Estate, Roseau, home. Ranging in age from 6 to 16, Kaioh, Khamylia, Roxy, Seth and Ishman love to play on the banks of the nearby river. But the river was not so kind last September when it overflowed during Hurricane Maria, washed right into their residence and caused their guardian to lose all the merchandise in her shop. More 

UNICEF ECA has new head

 BARBADOS, 31 October 2017 - Dr Aloys Kamuragiye takes over as head of the UNICEF Office for the Eastern Caribbean Area from 1 November, with a pledge to be a strong advocate on behalf of the children of the 12 nations in the sub-region. More

WFP and UNICEF Support the Government of Dominica to Provide Emergency Cash Transfers to 25,000 people affected by Hurricane Maria





DOMINICA – 4 December 2017 -  The World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are partnering to support the Government of Dominica in providing Emergency Cash Transfers to 25,000 people most affected by Hurricane Maria. More

New Year Starts with Shelter Woes

 

“I am not too happy about being here. I wish I was at my home because I was so comfortable there. My home was demolished. It fell down flat.  The environment here is not the best, we can’t do the things we would normally do, like using the kitchen as we like. More

Debbie Daway's Story

 Debbie Daway is a 15-year-old girl who loves singing and song-writing who lives with her family in Dominica’s capital Roseau. Here’s her view of life three months after Maria struck on 18 September. 

 

“Well of course the hurricane was very significant. You almost cannot remember life before Maria.  Everybody is still kind of traumatised and as time passed we saw all the things we took for granted and wonder how we can get those things back.

Life is not normal but I cannot complain because I could have been dead, I could have died in that hurricane, many people died in that hurricane… More

Remarkable progress in response to Caribbean hurricanes, plenty more to do




UNICEF is reporting tremendous progress in the lives of children and their families three months after the first of two devastating hurricanes impacted several Eastern Caribbean countries. More

Recovering from the storm

Gloria Brewer is one of 26 facilitators trained in the UNICEF-supported “Return to Happiness“ programme which helps children deal with trauma through play-related and creative activities. Here are her thoughts during her first session with Barbudan children evacuated to Antigua in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More 

Taking a moment to play

Tortola, BVI, 30 October 2017 Children on Tortola love to play, like children everywhere. When I visited the old Recreational Park in the capital, it was such a joy to see boys and girls running around, laughing and playing. One little girl marked herself out as leader, organising everyone, getting them to stand in a line so they could play choo choo train. They were just being children  More.

 

 


 

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