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UN children’s agency deeply concerned over flooding in Central America

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that life-saving supplies are quickly running out in Honduras, where severe landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains have killed at least 14 people and affected some 130,000 others in recent days.

UNICEF brings relief to hurricane-ravaged Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff in Cuba are rushing to provide clean water and sanitation to the areas hardest hit this week by Hurricane Ike, the fourth deadly tropical storm to batter the Caribbean region with torrential rains and heavy winds within the past month.

UN aid chief urges more coordinated disaster relief in Latin America, Caribbean

Governments across the Latin American and Caribbean region need to ensure that their response systems to humanitarian disasters work in greater harmony both with each other and with international relief efforts, according to the top United Nations aid official.