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Young people take the lead

Georgetown, Guyana, January 21, 2019. Everyone has a role to play in creating a Caribbean free from youth violence. This was a key message emerging from a major Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention held in Georgetown, Guyana on 15th and 16th January, 2019. Read more

Social protection in the face of disaster

ST LUCIA, 3 October, 2018 - In the Caribbean region there is a critical need for social protection systems that function efficiently during and after emergencies. What exactly does this ‘shock responsive’ social protection look like? This was the key question explored during a recent regional skills-building workshop in St Lucia. More

Sub region’s first study on adolescents


ST LUCIA, 4 March 2018-  A landmark study on adolescents in St Lucia developed by the Government of Saint Lucia and UNICEF have identified several concerns for this key demographic, which represents 16 per cent of the country’s population. More

Barbuda: getting its groove back?


CODRINGTON- 12 September 2018 - One year after devastating hurricane Irma ripped Barbuda apart, the still-scarred island is trying to recover its groove... More

One year after the hurricanes

PANAMA CITY, September 11, 2018 – A year after two category 5 hurricanes caused destruction across parts of the Caribbean, most children in the affected countries are now back in school and have access to the services they need, thanks to the efforts of UNICEF and partners.  More

The British Virgin Islands: after the storm


BV1 4 September, 2018.  Laura Ivey arrived in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as UNICEF’s Emergency Coordinator after the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc across the territory in September 2017. She has witnessed the developments and the delays, the hopes and the hindrances as BVI has worked to get itself back on its feet. Here are her thoughts:  More

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

Children in Focus Vol. #1 2018

 UNICEF 2018 Newsletter - Children in Focus Vol. #1 2018

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




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