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KINGSTOWN — While Hurricane Elsa is currently battering the Caribbean, UNICEF has prepositioned humanitarian supplies for vulnerable families in all countries likely to be affected. Across the hurricane-hit Caribbean, extreme rainfall and winds are expected to cause infrastructure damage and potential interruption of basic services this weekend in Eastern Caribbean

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Cases of life-threatening malnutrition are expected to more than double among young Haitian children this year, due to COVID-19, gang violence and extreme weather associated with climate change, the U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said today. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has long had one of the

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SANTO DOMINGO — The Dominican Republic needs to change its culture so that women are seen as more than housewives for this week’s ban on child marriage to work, girls’ rights campaigners said on Thursday. The Caribbean nation has one of Latin America’s highest rates of child marriage and early

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BARBADOS — The United States is mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  A total of $1.7 million will be made available to governments in the Eastern Caribbean, which will assist countries in the region to scale up their risk communication

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] HAVANA — Though three months has passed since hurricanes Maria and Irma terrorized and destroyed Caribbean islands, thousands of children remain without basic necessities, clean water, social services and shelter, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said. “Even before the hurricanes hit, UNICEF was on the ground, working with governments

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