UNICEF supports learning in times of crisis
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When a massive hurricane tore through homes, schools and roads in the Caribbean, eight-year-old Myra and her family were forced to leave everything familiar to them behind and move to a makeshift shelter on a different island.
Above, Myra smiles as she holds educational and recreational supplies she received during a UNICEF distribution to the local training centre where she now lives. Helping children to resume learning is an important step in disaster recovery – enabling them to reclaim a sense of normalcy in their lives.
The hurricane, which was the strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic, affected over 20,000 children and damaged at least 132 schools – disrupting the learning of many more children.
This Inspired Gift will help a child like Myra to continue learning, no matter the circumstances.