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(只有英文) 聯合國兒童基金會執行主任安東尼‧雷克就敘利亞西北部伊德利卜學校受襲發表聲明

(只提供英文版本) NEW YORK/AMMAN/HONG KONG, 26 October 2016 – “Twenty-two children and six teachers were reportedly murdered today when their school compound was repeatedly attacked in Idlib, Syria.  “This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime. “This latest atrocity may be the deadliest attack on a school since th[...]
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為柬埔寨偏遠社區的母親和兒童提供基本醫療服務

© UNICEF Cambodia/2016/Kieng 在馬佩尼社區中心,助產士希姆‧任(Chhim Ren)為閩‧帕斯(Min Phath)進行產前檢查。作為塔科翁醫療中心流動醫療隊的成員,她的任務是前往偏遠村莊提供醫療服務。 奈維‧姜(Navy Kieng)報導 在柬埔寨的偏遠村莊馬佩尼,婦女接受產前產後護理既不普遍,也不容易。她們前往最近的醫療中心都要花逾一個多小時,而且很多人也無力承擔交通費用。就讓我們了解下流動醫療隊如何在這些社區提供不可或缺的母嬰醫療服務。 柬埔寨,柏威夏省/香港,2016年10月24日——在柬埔寨北部柏威夏省馬佩尼社區中心的茅草屋裡,27歲的閩‧帕斯(Min Phath)躺在彩色床墊上。來自塔科翁醫療中心,訓練有素的助產士希姆‧任(Ch[...]
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UNICEF HK「聆聽.一分鐘」短片比賽頒獎典禮

© UNICEF/2016 得獎青年籲增親子時間 及反思「怪獸家長」現象  黃修平導演與港青攜手製作青年紀錄片 香港,2016年10月23日──聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)今日頒獎予8名本地中學生,表揚他們用充滿創意的手法將自己的生命故事及「給爸媽的話」,製作成強而有力的一分鐘短片。 觀看得獎短片及得獎者分享,請瀏覽:http://mav.unicef.org.hk/2016-winners/ 按此下載相片
Women and children sit in the hallways of a school building being used as a shelter for displaced families in the village of Haji Ali in Ninewa governorate. 

One in five schools in Iraq are currently out of use, putting additional strain on an already overburdened education system. UNICEF estimates that 3.5 million school-aged children do not have access to education, increasing their vulnerability to abuse and exploitation.

As of 21 September, 108 families were living Tinah Camp, a transitional displacement camp in Tinah village near the town of Qayyarah in Ninewa Governorate. The camp is located in a newly-retaken area with no basic services. In early September UNICEF began providing safe water to the camp to help children cope with the harsh environment. 

A military operation to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from the so-called Islamic State/Da’esh is underway, with military forces within 60 kilometres of the city.

Since March 2016, more than 160,000 people have been displaced from Mosul, Shirqat, Qayyarah, and surrounding areas. The UN estimates that by of end of the year, up to one million people from Mosul may flee their homes. 

In the coming months, UNICEF aims to assist up to 784,000 people displaced by conflict in and around Mosul, nearly half of them children.

More than 3.3 million people have been displaced by conflict in Iraq since early 2014.

(只有英文)保障兒童在摩蘇爾軍事行動中的安全

© UNICEF/UN034965/Anmar (只提供英文版本) BAGHDAD/HONG KONG, 17 October 2016 – More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way. “Mosul’s children have already suffered immensely over the past tw[...]
On 14 October 2016, a boy cooks at a school in Les Cayes, Department du Sud, Haiti.  Ecole Pierre Guerrieris currently in use as a living space or shelter for several hundred people who have lost their homes to hurricane Matthew. Although the school year should have begun, all public schools in the area hit by the hurricane remain closed or turned over to the displaced. 

Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti on Tuesday October 4, 2016, with heavy rains and winds. While the capital Port au Prince was mostly spared from the full strength of the class 4 hurricane, the western area of Grand Anse, however was in the direct path. 

The cities of Les Cayes and Jeremie received the full force sustaining wind and water damage across wide areas. Coastal towns were severely damaged as were many homes in remote mountainous regions. International relief efforts are underway to provide food water and shelter to the people affected by the storm.

An estimated 500,000 children live in the Grande Anse Department and Grand South Department in southern Haiti, the areas worst hit by Hurricane Matthew. UNICEF had prepositioned emergency supplies with national authorities to reach up to 10,000 people. On 8 October, six water trucks arrived in Jeremie and Les Cayes, the respective capital cities within the Departments. Additional water and sanitation supplies, such as water purification tablets, water bladders and plastic sheeting, have been dispatched to the most affected departments in the westernmost tip of Haiti. As of 10 October, UNICEF delivered blankets, buckets, water purifying equipment and cholera diagnostic kits. UNICEF is working to reinforce good hygiene practices, especially in temporary shelters, in order to minimize the outbreak of disease. An investigation is underway to confirm the areas affected by cholera, and to determine the cross-over with hurricane-affected areas.

(只有英文)2015年有逾30萬名5歲以下兒童因缺乏安全食水、環境及個人衞生 死於腹瀉疾病

© UNICEF/UN035926/LeMoyne (只提供英文版本) Simple act of handwashing with soap could save thousands of lives NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 14 October 2016 – With cholera spreading fast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, and with a new outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, UNICEF urges children, families and communities to make washing hands with s[...]
28 September 2010, a mother holds her child while eating a slice of watermelon in Niamey the capital of Niger. In Niger many common childhood killer diseases such as diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections and malaria can be prevented with increased knowledge and adoption of key family practices such as exclusive breastfeeding up to six months, birth spacing, proper use of oral rehydration therapy and complementary food and regular hand washing among others. UNICEF and its partners work at the institutional, community, household and health facilities levels to promote the adoption of key family practices through community-driven initiatives and via the combination of traditional and modern communication channels to raise awareness on the links between poor hygiene, water and sanitation and the spread  of diseases in populations.

兩歲以下兒童中 每6名便有5名缺乏足夠成長及腦部發展所需的營養

© UNICEF/UNI116106/Pirozzi 聯合國兒童基金會發布最新嬰幼兒營養狀況報告 紐約/香港,2016年10月14日——聯合國兒童基金會一份最新報告顯示,兩歲以下兒童中,每6名便有5名無法得到他們所需的營養食物,導致他們在身體和認知能力發展的關鍵時期缺乏必要的能量和營養。 聯合國兒童基金會高級營養顧問弗朗斯‧貝讓(France Begin)指出:「嬰幼兒階段對營養的需求比人生任何階段都要大,但成百上千萬名嬰幼兒因為食物短缺或錯過吸收營養的黃金時期而未能發揮他們身體和大腦的所有潛能。在早期發育階段缺乏營養會對兒童的腦部和身體造成不可逆轉的損傷。」 聯合國兒童基金會的調查顯示,太遲添加固體食物、進食次數及食物種類不足,普遍導致兒童缺乏大腦、骨骼和身體發育所[...]
On 21 September 2016 in eastern Aleppo in the Syrian Arab Republic, Judy (white head scarf), 9, and her schoolmates return from the first day of school passing the rubble of nearby houses.  “I go to school every day, except for the times when I hear the planes,” Judy explains.  “I want the road to reopen so I can go see my brother who lives in another city and just got married. I haven’t even met his wife yet,” says Judy.  Instead, the road remained closed due to heavy bombardment and shelling. In Judy’s neighborhood, electricity is largely unavailable as there is a fuel shortage.  

One in four schools are not functioning in the Syrian Arab Republic because they have been damaged, destroyed, or serve as shelters for displaced families or are in use for military purposes.  Over two million children across the country are not able to go back to learning, while another 400,000 children are at risk of dropping out, due to heavy violence, lack of safe learning environments and displacement.  More than 52,000 teachers have left their jobs.  Two decades of investment in learning has been wiped out, as some children have lost up five years of their education, while others have never been to school.  

UNICEF is supporting more than 1,200 dedicated young volunteers to conduct a door-to-door campaign to map the numbers and situations of out-of-school children, while reaching out to parents with information about the simplified school enrollment processes and the right to have an education.  Also recently launched is a back-to-learning campaign that aims to reach 2.5 million children in the country, including 154,000 living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. UNICEF will be providing educational materials, school bags and stationery.  A social mobilization campaign encourages parents to send their children to school or benefit from alternative learning opportunities where schools are no longer functioning.  As part of that campaign, social media, radio and televi

(只有英文)在阿勒頗東部,兒童上學困難重重

© UNICEF/UN034445/Zayat  (只提供英文版本) by UNICEF Syrian Arab Republic Nine-year-old Judy is excited to return to school, but going to class is not always easy. Learn about the challenges she and other children in eastern Aleppo face, simply to get an education. ALEPPO, Syrian Arab Republic/HONG KONG, 14 October 2016 – In late September, the[...]
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(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會駐敘利亞代表漢娜.辛格就德拉一所學校受襲擊發表聲明

(只提供英文版本) DAMASCUS/HONG KONG, 12 October 2016 – “UNICEF deplores yesterday’s attack on the “That al-Netaqeen” primary school in the city of Daraa which killed five school children, aged between four and 16, and left 15 other children injured. The conflict in Syria has plummeted to such lows that children are now risking their live[...]
On 15 August 2016 in Muna Garage IDP Camp, Borno state, Nigeria, a UNICEF health worker uses a pen to mark the thumb of Ajeda Mallam, 6 months, who has just been vaccinated against polio at a camp for internally displaced persons outside Maiduguri northeast Nigeria. It is her first vaccination, having been born under Boko Haram captivity. UNICEF and partners have started an emergency polio immunization campaign in Borno State, as a result of two wild poliovirus cases recently found among children in the conflict-affected area. Nigeria – and the continent – had its last confirmed polio case two years ago and was within a year of being certified polio-free.

(只有英文)尼日利亞及鄰近地區推行大型疫苗接種計劃 遏止小兒麻痹症爆發 4,100萬名兒童受惠 

© UNICEF/UN028224/Esiebo (只提供英文版本) DAKAR, Senegal/HONG KONG, 11 October 2016 – A major health campaign is underway in the Lake Chad Basin area to vaccinate over 41 million children against polio to contain the recent outbreak of the disease in north-east Nigeria. Populations fleeing conflict are on the move within the sub-region, raisin[...]
On 4 October 2016, at their doorstep, a mother with her two children look at the flooded neighbourhood of los Guandules, in Santo Domingo. Hurricane Matthew passed over Dominican Republic today with heavy rains, killing four people, including three children. It is estimated that many children and families have been displaced from their homes, in Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba, including 18,000 people in the Dominican Republic.

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會:颶風馬修吹襲一星期 海地最少300所學校損毀 超過10萬名兒童失學

© UNICEF/UN034592/Afonso (只提供英文版本) PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 10 October 2016 – One week after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, and as schools re-open across the country, more than 100,000 children will be missing out on learning after their schools were either damaged or converted into shelters. “At least 100,000 children [...]