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Hurricane season continues to hit children in Caribbean

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After the hurricane, a family stands outside their demolished home.

Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne have battered Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. UNICEF's immediate priority is to provide immediate relief supplies and restore services for children. Many areas remain cut off, without access to food, clean water, and medical aid.

Apart from shipping relief supplies to victims of the hurricanes, UNICEF is coordinating with various Caribbean governments, other regionally based humanitarian relief agencies such as the IFRC, WFP, OCHA, Plan International and CDERA, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency, to prepare for the turbulent months ahead in which further storms are expected. 

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For further information, please contact:

Gordon Weiss, UNICEF Media, New York: (+1-212) 326-7426

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