Humanitarian action for children August 2021 revised
UNICEF is requesting US$122.2 million to meet the humanitarian needs of Haitian children and their families.
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti on 14 August has further exacerbated an already challenging humanitarian situation shaped by persistent political instability, socioeconomic crisis and rising food insecurity and malnutrition, gang-related insecurity and internal displacement, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the Haitian-Dominican migration situation.
In response, UNICEF Haiti is supporting the Government and humanitarian partners to ensure the continuity of basic services, including water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), education, health, nutrition, child protection, and social protection services, while facilitating disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and interventions to address violence against children as well as gender-based violence and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.
UNICEF is requesting US$122.2 million to meet the humanitarian needs of Haitian children and their families. This includes US$ 73.3 million for the earthquake response and US$48.9 million to cover other humanitarian needs in the country.