On 29 September 2017, students with their teacher going through their studies at the Child Learning Centre at the Unchiprang Makeshift Camp in Cox's Bazar district in Bangladesh.

UNICEF announced 30 September that it is planning to establish more than 1,300 new learning centres for Rohingya children who have fled Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. UNICEF is currently running 182 learning centres in Rohingya camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, and has enrolled 15,000 children. It plans to increase the number of learning centres to 1,500, to reach 200,000 children over the next year. The learning centres provide early education to children aged 4 to 6, as well as non-formal basic education to children from ages 6 to 14. In each learning centre there are three shifts, with each shift comprising of 35 children. Children learn English, Math, Burmese, Science, Arts and Anthems in the learning centres. Children also receive psychosocial counselling, and are taught hygiene and life skills.  The children are given books, pens, colouring pencils, school bags and other educational materials. Over a quarter of a million Rohingya children have fled Myanmar into Cox’s Bazar since August 25.

聯合國兒童基金會為羅興亞難民兒童設立數百個學習中心

© UNICEF/UN0126492/Brown 2017年9月29日,兒童在科克斯巴扎爾學習中心學習。 孟加拉,科克斯巴扎爾/香港,2017年9月29日─聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)計劃為逃離緬甸的羅興亞難民兒童設立超過1,300個學習中心。 目前,UNICEF在科克斯巴扎爾的羅興亞難民營和臨時定居點設立182個學習中心,已招收1.5萬名兒童。計劃將增設至1,500個學習中心,明年可為20萬名兒童提供教育。 UNICEF駐孟加拉代表埃杜說:「危機中受痛苦的兒童應該在安全和健康環境接受教育。這不僅能穩定他們的情緒,更可建立光明未來。」 學習中心為4至6歲兒童提供早期教育,為6至14歲兒童提供非正規基礎教育。每個學習中心設有3班,每班由35名兒童組成。 兒童在學習中[...]
On 8 November 2016, 13 year old Modu Umar attends a UNICEF-supported school in an IDP camp in Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria.  Modu fled to the state capital, Maiduguri, during fighting between the government and Boko Haram but has now returned to his family home in Monguno. There are almost 960,000 returnees in need of humanitarian assistance in north-east Nigeria.  UNICEF, in partnership with the Nigerian government, continues to support IDPs, host populations and returnees through its multi-sector response in education, nutrition, health, child protection and WASH.

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.

尼日利亞東北部博爾諾州受博科聖地衝突影響 超過一半學校被迫關閉

© UNICEF/Vittozzi 13歲Modu Umar來自尼日利亞博爾諾州蒙古諾,在國內難民營一所由聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)資助的學校上學。 300萬名兒童在新學年開始之際急需教育支援。 邁杜古里/達喀爾/紐約/香港,2017年9月29日─尼日利亞東北部極端組織博科聖地的叛亂活動導致地區超過一半學校被迫關閉。 2009年起,東北部地區有超過2,295名老師被殺害,1.9萬人流離失所。約1,400所學校被毀壞,大部分學校因大面積破壞或不安全被迫關閉。 約300萬名兒童急需教育支援。 UNICEF副執行主任賈斯汀‧福塞斯(Justin Forsyth)到訪東北危機中心邁杜古里3天,結束時說:「尼日利亞東北部兒童的生活環境十分恐怖。」 「除了營養不良、暴力、霍[...]
On 7 September 2017, newly arrived Rohingya refugees walk ashore at Shamlapur beach in Cox's Bazar district, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh, after traveling for 5 hours in a boat across the open waters of the Bay of Bengal.

By 5 September 2017, more than 146,000 Rohingya refugees fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Cox's Bazar district, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh since 25 August. As many as 80 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children. More than 70 000 children need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 100,000 of the newly arrived refugees are currently residing in makeshift settlements and official refugee camps that are extremely overcrowded while 10,000 newly arrived refugees are in host communities. In addition, 33,000 arrivals are in new spontaneous sites, which are quickly expanding.  While some refugees are making their own shelters, the majority of people are staying in the open, suffering from exhaustion, sickness and hunger. Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable districts, not only for its poor performance in child related indicators but also for its vulnerability to natural hazards.  Most people walked 50 or 60 kilometers for up to six days and are in dire need of food, water and protection. Many children are suffering from cold fever as they are drenched in rain and lack additional clothes. Children and adolescents, especially girls, are vulnerable to trafficking as different child trafficking groups are active in the region. Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence.

In Bangladesh, UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide refugee children with protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation support. With the recent influx of refugees, demand has increased and UNICEF is working to mobilize more support and strengthen its existing activities. For recreational and psychosocial sup

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會代表就羅興亞難民婦女及兒童於孟加拉灣溺斃發表聲明

© UNICEF/UN0120419/Brown On 7 September 2017, newly arrived Rohingya refugees walk ashore at Shamlapur beach in Cox’s Bazar district, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh, after traveling for 5 hours in a boat across the open waters of the Bay of Bengal. (只提供英文版本) Statement attributable to UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Bei[...]
(Right) Lovens Pervil, 7, and is brother Emmanuel Pervil, 2, sit on a sofa outside their home, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands, Friday 15 September 2017.

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a category five hurricane that hit the Caribbean between Wednesday 6 September and Sunday 10 September, is putting the well-being of hundreds of thousands of children in the Caribbean in danger. The extent of the devastation to Cuba and islands in the Eastern Caribbean is beginning to become clearer as rapid assessments are underway. With high winds, heavy rain and storm surges, Irma caused widespread damage to homes, schools, health centers and basic infrastructure across the region.

Needs assessments are underway across all the islands affected by Hurricane Irma. UNICEF staff are on the ground, working in close coordination with government and implementing partners, evaluating the most urgent needs for children and adolescents. As of 14 September 2017, 132 schools are potentially affected in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos islands.

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會擴大拉丁美洲和加勒比地區救援工作 支援更多災難中的兒童和家庭

© UNICEF/Moreno Gonzalez Emmanuel Pervil, 2, and his brother Lovens Pervil, 7, sit on a sofa outside their home, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands. (只提供英文版本) UNICEF Mexico Ambassador Thalia highlights need to ‘heal’ children’s psychological wounds. NEW YORK/PANAMA CITY/HONG KONG, 27 Se[...]
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無水用,大件事!

你有否想過有天打開家中水龍頭,流出來的是骯髒的水?或者,對我們來說,擁有潔淨食水是一件想當然的事。然而,對很多居於戰亂頻繁地區的人而言,安全食水和基本衞生設施卻是奢侈品。 現時,全球有超過1.8億人受衝突和局勢不穩影響而缺乏足夠食水。早前,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)在世界水周期間發表報告,表示交戰方經常破壞敵方的食水和衞生設施,最終剝奪了很多人的基本權利。根據UNICEF和世界衞生組織分析,受衝突影響的人比處於正常情況下的人缺乏基本食水的機會高4倍。 別以為無水用問題不大,其實安全食水,環境及個人衞生缺一不可,亦與疾病和營養不良息息相關。戰爭迫使人們離開家園,他們在逃亡路上入住的臨時收容所大多沒有廁所和安全食水,霍亂疾病因而四處散播。脆弱的兒童易受感染,患病後亦[...]
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遊戲中學習

 ©UNICEF/UN070281/Ose 遊戲為兒童提供學習機會,對成長早期大腦發展至關重要。 兒童大腦發展速度在成長早期最快,因此生命首5年對他們未來發展有重大影響。安全和豐富多元的環境和遊戲對兒童身心發展很重要,有助培養兒童良好認知、情感和行為技能,幫助他們未來獲得機會和克服逆境。 2017年3月,南蘇丹難民兒童在烏干達比迪比迪難民營遊戲。成長早期的逆境可影響兒童的學習和情緒管理能力。透過互動遊戲、交談、關懷,有助促進兒童健康發展。 2015年12月,一歲的穆罕默德與父親阿卜杜勒在奧地利維也納難民緊急收容所玩球。穆罕默德生活在充滿支持和關懷的環境,有助他應對壓力。 2011年6月,摩爾多瓦基希訥烏的茱莉亞與患行動遲緩症的一歲女兒達尼亞在聯合國兒童基金會(UNIC[...]
On 15 September 2017, newly arrived Rohingya refugee children make the long journey into Bangladesh carrying all of their possessions, after their village was torched in Myanmar.  As other refugees have done, they will try to find a small square of land to build a makeshift shelter out of plastic sheeting and bamboo in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox's Bazar district.

By 5 September 2017, more than 146,000 Rohingya refugees fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Cox's Bazar district, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh since 25 August. As many as 80 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children. More than 70 000 children need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 100,000 of the newly arrived refugees are currently residing in makeshift settlements and official refugee camps that are extremely overcrowded while 10,000 newly arrived refugees are in host communities. In addition, 33,000 arrivals are in new spontaneous sites, which are quickly expanding. While some refugees are making their own shelters, the majority of people are staying in the open, suffering from exhaustion, sickness and hunger. Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable districts, not only for its poor performance in child related indicators but also for its vulnerability to natural hazards. Most people walked 50 or 60 kilometers for up to six days and are in dire need of food, water and protection. Many children are suffering from cold fever as they are drenched in rain and lack additional clothes. Children and adolescents, especially girls, are vulnerable to trafficking as different child trafficking groups are active in the region. Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence.

In Bangladesh, UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide refugee children with protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation support. With the recent influx of refugees, demand

聯合國兒童基金會救援物資運抵孟加拉 支援羅興亞兒童

© UNICEF/UN0121690/Nybo 2017年9月15日,緬甸羅興亞兒童的家園被摧毀,攜帶所有財產逃往孟加拉。 孟加拉,達卡/香港,2017年9月24日─聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)救援物資運抵孟加拉首都達卡,為成千上萬羅興亞難民兒童和家人提供支援。 UNICEF從哥本哈根運送100噸物資,包括淨水丸、家庭衞生用品套裝、其他衞生用品、塑料防水布、兒童娛樂用品等到孟加拉。 近幾星期有42.9萬人逃離緬甸,這些物資為約400萬名羅興亞難民兒童提供緊急援助。難民在孟加拉南部生活,感到絕望。 UNICEF駐孟加拉代表埃杜說:「我們必須確保兒童和家庭獲得安全食水,保護他們免受腹瀉和其他水媒疾病侵害。目前羅興亞難民在難民營和臨時定居點暫住,生活情況惡劣,特別當暴雨[...]
On 9 September 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico, adolescent volunteers from San Blas Atempa help to remove debris and clear the streets of San Mateo del Mar affected by the earthquake.

On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency.  The Ministry of Education declared that all schools are closed in the capital and in the affected areas. Some schools were reported to be damaged in the two most affected states. Hospitals in Chiapas and Oaxaca have been severely affected and according to the Ministry of Health patients were evacuated and the Children’s Hospital and Regional Hospital of Chiapas were closed. At least 8 hospitals in total were damaged in Chiapas. Over two million children live in the 166 municipalities that have been declared under a state of emergency by the Mexican Government, and it is crucial for them to resume their normal lives as soon as possible following the 8.1 magnitude earthquake.

On 9 September 2017, UNICEF sent three Rapid Assessment Teams to the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca to assess the situation of children affected by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 7 September 2017 and determined that it is a matter of priority for children and adolescents to receive psychosocial support and all the necessary help to return to school as soon as possible. The Mexican authorities have the institutional capacity to ensure that children resume their schooling through mobile classrooms in the case of those schools that have suffered damages, and UNICEF is ready to support their efforts through its School in a Box programme, which the organisation implements in emergency situations at global level. UNICEF will present a full p

墨西哥接連發生地震 數以千計兒童恐無法上學

© UNICEF/UN0120076/Solís 2017年9月9日,來自聖布拉斯阿姆巴的青少年義工在墨西哥瓦哈卡幫忙打掃受地震影響的聖馬特奧德爾馬街道。 墨西哥/紐約/香港,2017年9月23日─過去兩星期內,墨西哥接連發生兩次強烈地震,近5,100所學校被摧毀,數以千計兒童恐無法上學。 9月8日及9月19日,近700萬名兒童在受地震影響地區生活。 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)駐墨西哥代表克里斯蒂安‧斯科格(Christian Skoog)表示:「在受災最嚴重的地區,地震造成學校巨大損失,嚴重影響兒童,我們為此深表關切。我們會盡快找到解決方案,讓兒童復課,保障他們的未來,幫助他們從創傷中重新振作。」 UNICEF與伙伴合作,在受地震影響地區建立臨時學校,推廣學校[...]
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全球僅有15個國家制定三項支援家庭育兒的基礎國家政策

© UNICEF/UN044581/Kim 2016年11月,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)對哈薩克斯坦阿克套的產期中心進行衞生護理評估,幫助提高母嬰護理的專業水平。 最新報告顯示,32個國家缺乏促進兒童大腦早期發展的政策,未能為家庭提供兩年免費學前教育、6個月有薪哺乳假、充足的有薪產假,影響約8,500萬名5歲以下兒童。 紐約/香港,2017年9月21日—UNICEF報告顯示,全球僅有15個國家制定三項支援家庭育兒的基礎國家政策,以確保家長為幼兒大腦健康發展投入足夠時間和資源。有32個國家尚未制定任何一項國家政策,全球5歲以下兒童中,每8名就有1名在這些國家生活。 《為兒童.關注早期發展》報告顯示,兩年免費學前教育、嬰兒出生首6個月有薪哺乳假、母親6個月有薪產假、[...]