UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Deputy Representative, Muriel Mafico (left) with Helen Royer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean is pleased to announce that earlier today we signed a Program Document with the Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs (MoSSFGA) in Dominica for the implementation of an emergency cash transfer program to support the immediate needs of 6,000 of the most vulnerable children affected by Hurricane Maria. The Program is part of a partnership between UNICEF, World Food Programme (WFP) and MoSSFGA, and it aims at reaching the country’s most vulnerable households and raising the capacities of the country’s social protection system to respond better to future emergencies.

As part of the program 8,300 households will receive an unconditional cash transfer for a period of 3 months with the specific aim of contributing to adequate access to food. Additionally, the program will also support the immediate needs of 6,000 of the most vulnerable hurricane affected children by providing unconditional cash child grants for the same duration. UNICEF is also providing technical assistance and accompaniment to the Ministry to support the implementation of the cash transfer.

About UNICEF Eastern Caribbean

The UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Area Office is located at the UN House in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Office is responsible for Programmes of Co-operation with the governments of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks & Caicos Islands.



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