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健康的開始

Breastfeeding gives babies their first vaccine and the healthiest nutrition at the start of life. Placing a newborn on the mother’s breast within the first hour of life is linked to lower risk of death and illness and can lead to successful breastfeeding practices.
On 18 April 2016 in the Syrian Arab republic, children take classes on the first level of curriculum B in Hasan Zaiat school, Ashrafieh neighbourhood, Aleppo. UNICEF’s “Curriculum B” helps children catch up with missed years of education as they get back to school. UNICEF helped set up the 1070 Primary School, to provide education to thousands of displaced children whose education has been disrupted by the war.

敘利亞兒童勇於追求教育 為嚴峻環境帶來希望

© UNICEF/UN018888/Al-Issa 淑珊‧梅寶拉圖(Shushan Mebrahtu)報導 在阿拉伯敘利亞共和國,兒童冒着生命危險參加學校期末考試。看看以下6名兒童的故事。他們為繼續學業,越過衝突前綫,希望為國家建立更美好的未來。 阿拉伯敘利亞共和國大馬士革/香港,2016年7月25日— 如果參加高中考試的唯一方法,是步行13小時,中途更要經過無數由持槍重兵駐守的檢查站,你還會應考嗎?又如果一場永無止境的戰爭,將你12年來為畢業而寒窗苦讀的心血毀於一旦,你會有何感受? 這都是今天敘利亞兒童面對的殘酷現實。 中3學生哈迪(Hadi)*說:「這段路程的代價太大。」他從阿勒波(Aleppo)農村的家出發,經過13小時危險的旅程,越過衝突前綫,才到達阿勒波市的[...]
On June 29th 2016, Yadira Zambrano (19) looks proudly at her baby, Elias Garcia Zambrano (1 month). After an emotional and worrisome pregnancy process, Yadira is happy that Elias was born healthy and did not show signs of microcephaly or any neurological complication. The Ministry of Health performs a follow up process with all newborns. Elias will have his first appointment on the first week of July. Bijagual, Manabí, Ecuador.

(只有英文)自厄瓜多爾地震以來 寨卡病毒個案上升12倍

© UNICEF/UN025173/Troppoli (只提供英文版本) UNICEF and partners are supporting the national government by raising awareness and providing necessary supplies NEW YORK/PANAMA/QUITO/HONG KONG, 18 July 2016 – Three months after the Ecuador earthquake, the number of Zika Virus cases increased from 92 to 1,106 country-wide, with the sharpest increas[...]
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(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會就印度近日發生的性暴力事件作出聲明

© UNICEF/2016 (只提供英文版本) Attributable to Anju Malhotra, UNICEF Principal Gender Advisor NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 20 July, 2016 – “The reported gang rape of a young Dalit woman in India by the same five men who had raped her three years ago underlines the heinous culture of impunity that surrounds violence against girls and women.  “Approximat[...]
[RELEASE OBTAINED] Photographed in August, Longezo is 3 and living with HIV in Nkhuloawe Village, Malawi. Here is taking his medication. His life was saved when Bizwick, a health worker pictured right, visited his home and discovered he was very ill and in need of medical attention.

Malawi first piloted treatment for all pregnant women (Option B+) in 2011. Since then, health workers have been working tirelessly to test for HIV and prevent new infections in women and their families, and to keep those living with HIV on treatment. Here is Bizwick's amazing story.

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會:愛滋病病毒持續困擾兒童及青少年

© UNICEF/UNI201846/Schermbrucker (只提供英文版本) UN children’s agency to showcase successes, innovations at AIDS Conference DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA/HONG KONG, 18 July 2016 – As the 21st International AIDS Conference gets underway in Durban this week, UNICEF warned that despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic, much wo[...]
Mothers bring their babies and young children to be screened for malnutrition at the community health post. One mother, Marianna, is here with her two year old daughter, Tamina, to receive their latest supply of emergency therapeutic food as Tamina has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Speaking about why Tamina is sick, Marianna says “we lost everything, we haven’t harvested any crops for over two years – nothing. While we wait for the rain to return we’ve had to lease out some of our land”. It means that if the rains return though, the family has lost some of their land to a long lease, and therefore some of their profits. “At the moment I’m selling firewood when I can. I have to rent donkeys though and I can’t always afford that. We are living hand to mouth. Gone are the days that we harvested maize, wheat, sorgum. Last year nothing grew.” The health post is surrounded by fields turned to dust, the children are covered in it as they wait to be seen at the health post. Marianna says that two years ago she was able to feed her older two children, who are five and six years old. “We had enough grain to sell, as well as eat. There was money to manage the household and I felt I could care for the family well”. After Tamina was born, they harvested less and less. Tamina started losing weight, then completely lost her appetite and then became very sick. That was around eight months ago. She was admitted to the local health centre and diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition with complications. As she pulls a scarf around her youngest child, trying to soothe her, her mother says she was so weak but she got stronger with the special milk at the health centre provided by UNICEF. About a month ago Tamina got sick again. After being seen at the health post she was given a supply of emergency therapeutic food that will build her strength. Marianna says she feels angry every day. Life has been taken away from her and her family. She fears for

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會報告:厄爾尼諾現象結束 惟其影響加劇 兒童患病及營養不良情況將會持續

© UNICEF/UN010264/Ayene (只提供英文版本) In Eastern and Southern Africa alone, 26.5 million children are in need of aid NAIROBI/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, July 8, 2016 – The 2015-2016 El Niño has ended but its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods[...]