A mother from Luhansk feeding her baby while taking part in the workshop “Breastfeeding and infant feeding of children in emergencies” organized by UNICEF in Kyiv on 14-15 July 2015. 


In Ukraine, over 1.3 million have been internally displaced as of 10 July 2015.  The security situation has remained volatile along the contact line in eastern Ukraine over the past month resulting in further displacement. According to UNICEF/CDC assessment among IDPs, only 1 in 4 internally displaced children under 6 months is exclusively breastfed. Moreover, in Ukraine 46% internally displaced mothers stopped breastfeeding of children under 6 months due to stress related to conflict. To support conflict-affected mothers, UNICEF equips them with knowledge to make sure mothers do not stop breastfeeding their children when they are displaced. Since January 2015, over 20,000 conflict-affected mothers have improved knowledge on benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.

In Ukraine, over 1.3 million have been internally displaced as of 10 July 2015.  The security situation has remained volatile along the contact line in eastern Ukraine over the past month resulting in further displacement. According to UNICEF/CDC assessment among IDPs, only 1 in 4 internally displaced children under 6 months is exclusively breastfed. Moreover, in Ukraine 46% internally displaced mothers stopped breastfeeding of children under 6 months due to stress related to conflict. To support conflict-affected mothers, UNICEF equips them with knowledge to make sure mothers do not stop breastfeeding their children when they are displaced. Since January 2015, over 20,000 conflict-affected mothers have improved knowledge on benefits of exclusive breastfeeding.

醫學雜誌《刺針》:更多數據證明母乳餵哺可以拯救生命

© UNICEF/UNI194033/Zavalnyuk – 在烏克蘭基輔舉行的「母乳餵哺與災難中的兒童初生嬰兒餵哺」工作坊中,其中一名母親正餵哺母乳。   研究指母乳餵哺可降低兒童死亡率,及降低母乳餵哺的婦女罹患乳腺及卵巢癌的風險 華盛頓/紐約/香港,2016年1月29日—著名醫學雜誌《刺針》最新發表的一系列文章,提出證據,指出改善母乳餵哺的方式,每年可拯救逾82萬名兒童的生命,其中90%是未滿6個月的初生嬰兒。 《刺針》雜誌所發表的最新研究顯示,提高母乳餵哺率,可防止近1/2初生嬰兒患上腹瀉,以及1/3初生嬰兒患上呼吸道感染疾病的機會。上述疾病是導致5歲以下初生幼兒死亡的兩大主要原因。 研究指出,媽媽若採用母乳餵哺,每年患上入侵性乳腺癌的機會[...]
On 26 August, students raise their hands to answer a teacher's question during summer catch-up classes at the UNICEF tent school in Al Takiya Al Kasnazaniya camp for internally displaced people in Karkh District, Baghdad Governorate.

Violent conflict means the education of nearly 3.1 million children and adolescents in Iraq is suffering. The conflict has pushed to the limit an already under-resourced educational system. Schools are short of teachers, drop out levels are high and the number of schools is limited. Of the 850,000 internally displaced school-aged boys and girls, 76 per cent have been out of school for a year. 

As Education Cluster lead, UNICEF has coordinated the response of more than 24 national and international education partners. Between 2014 and 2015 UNICEF provided safe and quality education to almost 300,000 children in camps and host communities.

聯合國兒童基金會呼籲籌集港幣218億元 向全球各地4,300萬名兒童提供人道援助

© UNICEF/UNI195222/Khuzaie   敘利亞危機導致受影響地區亟需教育援助 2016年1月26日,日內瓦/香港—聯合國兒童基金會呼籲籌集港幣218億元(28億美元)善款,向全球各地4,300萬名兒童提供人道援助。 這是本會首次將善款的最大部分(25%)用於受影響地區中的兒童教育工作。今年,聯合國兒童基金會計劃大幅提升危難地區中接受到教育的兒童人數,從2015年初的490萬名增加到2016年的820萬名。敘利亞境內或鄰國中的敘利亞兒童將佔目標人數的一半以上(500萬)。 聯合國兒童基金會緊急方案主管艾芙珊汗(Afshan Khan)說:「數百萬名兒童無法接受教育。教育可以拯救兒童的生命,即使在槍林彈雨中,兒童仍需要學習與遊戲。今年,我們將撥[...]
On 5 January, Ghinwa, 7, and her brother Alaa, 11, at Al-Khalidia Al-Khamisa informal settlement in Homs. As their house in this unfinished building remains in a dire condition and many repairs are needed to make it suitable for winter, Ghinwa and Alaa are trying to get warm with blankets. 

UNICEF is targeting one million children throughout the country with winter supplies during the 2015/2016 winter season.   So far, winter clothing kits and blankets have reached 95,000 children while delivery and distribution is ongoing for 545,000 children.  In addition, 2,000 heaters are currently being installed in classrooms benefiting 80,000 children.

呼籲結束敘利亞的苦難

© UNICEF/UN06843/Sanadiki   超過120個聯合國和人道主義機構今天發出聯合呼籲,動員世界各地民眾發出他們的呼聲,呼籲結束敘利亞危機和數百萬平民遭受的苦難。呼籲還概述了一系列即刻可行的、實際的行動方案來改善人道行動的通道,從而為敘利亞境內急需援助的人們運送救援物資。 三年前,聯合國人道主義機構領導人向能夠結束敘利亞衝突的那些人發出緊急呼籲。提倡盡一切努力拯救敘利亞人民。他們表示,苦難與殺戮「已經忍無可忍了」。 那是三年前的事情。 如今,殘酷的戰爭幾近上演第六個年頭。殺戮不止,苦難加深。 所以今天,我們 — 人道主義組織和聯合國機構領導人 — 不僅呼籲政府也呼籲大家 — 世界各地民眾 — 聲援敦促結束屠殺。敦促各方就停火與和平之道達成協[...]
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UNICEF HK義務學校講者招募

要成為UNICEF HK義務學校講者,只要您是: – 18歲或以上(歡迎各大專院校全日制學生) – 具責任及使命感、獨立、主動 – 中英文表達能力良好、及善於溝通 – 有意推動兒童權利教育及UNICEF HK的工作 (大專一年級或二年級生、具教學或服務兒童及青少年工作經驗者優先)     並願意: – 投入時間與精力,及接受挑戰 – 完成各項培訓及實習 – 能持續服務兩年 – 於2016年9月至2018年7月期間,到中、小學帶領及進行各類型教育活動(一般於星期一至五上課時間內進行) – 參與義務學校講者計劃的部門會議及工作   本會將為有志擔任UNICEF HK學校講者的人士提供培訓,講座所需的資料及輔助教具均由本會提供。以下是訓練時間表[...]
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農曆新年親子活動快訊:UNICEF HK「小畫家大夢想繪畫比賽」 誠邀全港小畫家報名 合力支持中國貧困地區的母嬰健康工作

香港,2016年1月17日──聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)將於2016年2月13日(星期六)假維多利亞公園中央草坪舉辦「中國兒童周2016-小畫家大夢想繪畫比賽」,為聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)「中國貧困兒童資助項目」籌募經費。本年比賽主題為「我最開心的……」。UNICEF HK現誠邀12歲或以下的小朋友參加此別具意義的活動,畫出心中的祝福及希望之餘,亦發揮「兒童幫助兒童」的精神,捐出新年收到的紅封包,讓中國偏遠地區兒童亦可獲得適切醫療服務,健康成長。 「中國兒童周2016-小畫家大夢想繪畫比賽」,詳情如下:   – 完 –
On 3 January, on a very cold school day, two boys collect tree branches to make fire wood in Kafar Batna village in Rural Damascus. Following almost five years of the Syria crisis, 4.5 Million people continue to live in areas- like this one- that are hard to reach for the humanitarian community. Almost 400,000 of those are besieged.  A very harsh weather conditions are amongst many difficulties that civilians have to endure to survive.

UNICEF is targeting one million children throughout the country with winter supplies during the 2015/2016 winter season.   So far, winter clothing kits and blankets have reached 95,000 children while delivery and distribution is ongoing for 545,000 children.  In addition, 2,000 heaters are currently being installed in classrooms benefiting 80,000 children.

衝突地區:每4名兒童就有1名失學

© UNICEF/UN06851/Al Shami – 在1月3日一個酷寒的上學天,兩名男孩正在收集柴枝,以帶回大馬士革郊區卡法巴塔納村(Kafar Batna village)取暖。   紐約/香港,2016年1月12日—聯合國兒童基金會今日表示,受衝突影響的22個國家當中,近2,400萬兒童正無法上學。 分析指出,在1,092萬6至15歲的兒童中,每4名中就約有1名兒童居於衝突地區而無法上學。他們通常就讀小學或初中。 南蘇丹是失學率最高的地區,超過一半(51%)小學和初中適齡學童無法接受教育。尼日爾為失學率第二高的地區(47%),之後是蘇丹(41%)和阿富汗(40%)。 聯合國兒童基金會全球教育項目主管喬‧伯恩(Jo Bourne)表示:「居在衝突地區的[...]