Name: Unique Age: Nine Lives: Antigua, Caribbean ON 6 September, Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, including Antigua, where Unique is from.
20,000 children live on the collection of islands, and 132 schools have been damaged. However, Unique is defiant in the face of the destruction caused by Irma. “My mum says that Irma did not defeat us.”
UNICEF is working in Antigua, distributing educational and recreational supplies, and supporting sports, creative workshops and other activities for children. To find out more about how UNICEF is helping children in the Caribbean, visit