UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom (left) smiles as he speaks with twelve-year-old Eta Ibrahim at her family's home, where she lives with her father - the village chief, and her four siblings, in Bosso, Niger, Sunday 19 February 2017. Eta remembers the attacks vividly. It was the 6th of February 2015 around 7AM when she first heard the shootings. Her father and older brother went hiding in the bush while she waited in fear. Around 8AM, Boko Haram forced the door of her home and lined them up in the courtyard, looking for her father and threatening to kill everyone if they didn’t give him up. They eventually left with captives. She cried until exhaustion and fled by foot with her family the next day to Yébi where they had relatives. She remembers the thirst and the hunger of their journey but when she finally received some food, she couldn’t eat. She couldn’t sleep for months because of the nightmares where she would see Boko Haram coming after her to kill her. She fled to Diffa where she resumed school but she didn’t know anyone there and felt lonely. Her mother became ill while they were displaced and eventually died. In October 2016, she finally went back to Bosso where she feels much better. She has resumed her education, starting 7th grade with her friends. She now sleeps better. One day, she dreams of becoming a doctor to help the sick and wounded.

In late February 2017, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to Diffa, south-east Niger, to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin (Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon). Boko Haram violence has caused huge population displacements, leaving hundreds of thousands of children in a critical situation, out of education and at risk of malnutrition. Across the four countries, 2.3 million people are now displaced, making this one of the fastest growing displacement crises in Africa. The Diffa region currently hosts over 240,000 internally displaced people, refug

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© UNICEF/UN053610/Tremeau Orlando Bloom speaks with Eta, 12, Bosso, Niger, 19 February 2017. Two years ago Boko Haram forced into her family home and lined them up in the courtyard, looking for her father and threatening to kill everyone if they didn’t give him up. They fled. (只提供英文版本) 1.3 million children displaced by violence across [[...]
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南蘇丹陷入饑荒 UNICEF HK呼籲市民捐款 拯救逾百萬名受影響兒童

香港,2017年2月22日──南蘇丹因戰亂及經濟面臨崩壞,正發生前所未見的糧食危機,逾110萬名兒童急性營養不良。今日,聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)發出緊急呼籲,希望各界為兒童提供援助,免他們死於飢餓。項目籌得的捐款將全數投入前綫工作,為兒童提供援助及拯救他們的生命。 聯合國兒童基金香港委員會總幹事劉玉燕指:「暴力衝突迫使兒童匆忙逃離家園。我們發現很多兒童因缺乏糧食,太過飢餓而陷入昏迷。他們急不及待,必須得到即時援助。我希望香港市民能立即捐款,支持我們繼續馬不停蹄地送上更多救援物資,醫治這些在絕望中的兒童。」 單在上月,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)及伙伴已為逾11,500名急性營養不良的兒童提供治療。今年,UNICEF計劃為207,000名兒童提[...]
On 14th November, a teenager who was abducted by Boko Haram provides peer-to-peer education to a group of former abductee children in an undisclosed location (for their own protection) in northeast Nigeria.  14.8 million people are affected by the crisis in the four northeast Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe.  With support from UNICEF, the Nigerian government and other partners, over 168,000 children have benefited from psychosocial support including vulnerable, unaccompanied and separated children, and children associated with armed forces/groups.

In November 2016, north east Nigeria remains in the grips of a humanitarian emergency.  An ongoing conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has resulted in 7 million individuals in desperate need of assistance across Borno, Gombe, Yobe and Adamawa states. Approximately 55% are children.  In collaboration with the government and humanitarian partners, UNCEF is providing life saving services across both north-east Nigeria and the wider Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Niger and Chad).  In Nigeria alone, primary health care services have reached over 3 million people with hundreds of thousands of children receiving psychosocial support, therapeutic feeding, access to safe water and education.

教育讓哈迪扎和穆斯塔法看到希望

© UNICEF/UN041802/Vittozzi 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)、尼日利亞政府及其他合作伙伴致力向受到尼日利亞東北部危機影響而脆弱、缺乏陪伴和失散的兒童提供朋輩教育,作為社會心理輔助的一部分。 穆斯塔法喜歡在上課前與朋友們在他稱之為「家」的難民營裏踢足球。他的家被博科聖地叛亂分子襲擊後,母親和兄弟皆順利逃離至難民營,但他的祖父卻在襲擊中喪生,父親也在返回商店裏試圖搶救財物時慘遭殺害。 12歲的穆斯塔法在抵達難民營後經常發噩夢,他不時夢見被父親追殺。種種噩夢反映他在逃亡時所經歷的創傷。 學校對於穆斯塔法和許多有相同遭遇的兒童來說,是能夠遠離可怕暴力事件的避難所。然而,面對尼日利亞東北部複雜的衝突局勢,常規的應對措施已無法滿足流離失所者,尢其是像穆斯[...]
On 3 November 2015, community Health Worker (CHW), Hawa Abukar Waladi, based in Salamey Idale IDP camp, goes door to door to spread health messages to mothers and children living in the camp. Hawa works for UNICEF partner, Swiss-Kaalmo, which uses an integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) approach, bringing a package of services in health, nutrition and WASH through health facilities such as mother health centre (MCH) and also CHWs like Hawa. CHWs are based in communities and equipped to treat common childhood diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and measles. With UNICEF support, Swiss-Kaalmo offers services in 87 locations, including 33 IDP camps and 44 villages, reaching nearly 20,000 children

尼日利亞、索馬里、南蘇丹、也門恐爆發饑荒 近140萬名兒童瀕於死亡邊緣

© UNICEF/UNI201541/Rich 紐約/達卡/奈洛比/阿曼/香港,2017年2月21日──聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)指,尼日利亞、索馬里、南蘇丹、也門有機會爆發饑荒,預計今年有近140萬名兒童因嚴重急性營養不良而瀕於死亡邊緣。 UNICEF執行主任安東尼.雷克指:「拯救那100多萬名兒童的時間正迅速流逝,但我們仍能拯救很多生命。這場營養不良危機及饑荒主要是人為的,我們促請大家立即採取行動。我們不可以重蹈覆轍,讓2011年非洲之角饑荒的悲劇重演。」 今年,在尼日利亞北部受衝突影響的阿達馬瓦州、博爾諾州及約貝州,兒童患上嚴重急性營養不良的人數預計會達到45萬名。負責監測不穩定食物供應的饑荒預警系統網絡Fews Net指,博爾諾州部分早前無法進入的地區去[...]
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南蘇丹部分地區出現饑荒

© UNICEF/UN053447/Gonzalez Farran 聯合國機構警告近500萬人急需食物、農業及營養救援 2017年2月20日,朱巴/香港──三間聯合國機構警告,戰爭及崩壞的經濟體系令南蘇丹部分地區約10萬人被迫挨餓,當地已宣佈陷入饑荒。另外,100萬人亦瀕臨饑荒的邊緣。 聯合國糧食及農業組織(FAO)、聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)及世界糧食計劃(WFP)亦警告,必須採取緊急救援行動以免更多人因飢餓而死亡。若能持續及迅速地提供援助,飢餓的情況將可於未來數個月內改善,減輕進一步的苦難。如不採取措施防止糧食危機加劇,到今年7月份的生產淡季,受糧食供應不穩的總人口將增到550萬。 根據南蘇丹政府、三間聯合國機構和其他人道救援伙伴今天公佈的最新《糧食安全階段[...]
On 11 January 2016 in Madaya, Rural Damascus, children and their families wait for permissions to leave the besieged town.

UNICEF, as part of a UN, ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy to Madaya, Rural Damascus, delivered therapeutic and other nutrition supplies that included multiple micronutrients, high energy biscuits, therapeutic food and medication for the treatment of severe and acute malnutrition.

災難中的兒童

© UNICEF/UN07227/Al Saleh, WFP 全球48個國家深陷衝突及災難之中,令接近5,000萬名兒童面臨危機。 無論從敘利亞、也門至伊拉克,還是從南蘇丹至尼日利亞,兒童都因持續不斷的衝突、流離失所,以及天災帶來的危機所影響。為了幫助最需要援助的一群,聯合國兒童基金會需要在2017年籌募港幣257億元(33億美元),為8,100萬人提供協助,當中包括全球48個國家的4,800萬名兒童。以下,我們一起看看這些兒童的故事。                     聯合國兒童基金會的「針對兒童的人道主義行動」(只提供英文)彰顯了該會致力為全球48個國家的兒童[...]
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聯合國兒童基金會執行主任安東尼.雷克就阿富汗紅十字國際委員會及敘利亞阿拉伯紅新月會工作人員被殺發表聲明

紐約/香港,2017年2月8日-「我們對6名紅十字國際委員會(ICRC)和兩名敘利亞阿拉伯紅新月會(SARC)的工作人員,分別於阿富汗北部及敘利亞阿勒頗遇害之事感到震驚和憤怒。 「我們對遇害者家屬及在事件中受傷的救援人員致上深切慰問,並對阿富汗受綁架的兩名ICRC工作人員的情況表示關注。 「接連發生兩宗慘劇,反映世界各地的救援人員在工作期間持續面對重重障礙和生命威脅。我們向所有救援人員的貢獻及無私精神致敬,並支持及加強配合他們的救援工作。 「聯合國兒童基金會及合作伙伴將與ICRC及SARC團結一致,全力支持人道救援工作。」
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敘利亞兩姐妹失學三年後重返校園

© UNICEF/Syrian Arab Republic 2016/Souleiman 11歲的西巴(圖左) 本應就讀五年級,9歲的魯巴(圖右)也應就讀三年級了,但因曾失學幾年,她們現在只能就讀一年級。 馬蘇德 · 哈森(Masoud Hasen)報導 持續了將近6年的敘利亞衝突導致 175 萬名兒童和青少年失學,還有更多人被迫離開家園。衝突導致西巴和魯巴兩姐妹失學長達三年之久。如今,她們終於能夠重返校園,重獲曾失去的教育機會,展望新的未來。 去年9月,在聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)的幫助下,她們終於重返校園。11歲的西巴(Siba)本應升上5年級,9歲的魯巴( Ruba)應升上3年級。可是前幾年的失學,令她們目前都被安排在一年級就讀。 西巴希望自己長大以後能教[...]
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敘利亞衝突知多少?

© UNICEF/UN018882/Abdulaziz 對很多兒童來說,敘利亞是最危險的地區之一。近六年的衝突,影響600萬名兒童的生活。超過200萬名兒童淪為難民,流離失所。即使如此,他們仍渴望上學,吸取知識,改變命運。 在北部城市阿勒頗,激烈的暴力衝突不斷。聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)前綫工作人員親歷無情轟炸,也發現有兒童為躲避襲擊,被逼蜷縮在黑暗且潮濕的地下室。一待,可能是數天,甚至數個星期。衝突爆發以來,有四千宗校園襲擊事件,課室及黑板都留有炮彈襲擊的痕迹。 衝突爆發前,敘利亞小學及初中入學率高達九成。如今不少孩子都流落異鄉,為了家中生計,只能輟學賺錢養家。 在敘利亞的鄰國黎巴嫰,我們遇到十四歲的難民Jomaa。他曾擁有無憂無慮的童年,但四年前因衝突逃到黎[...]