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與華對話

© UNICEF HK/2018 聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)「聆聽.一分鐘」短片比賽2017近日舉行頒獎典禮,8名本地中學生獲獎,表揚他們活用創意,以一分鐘短片向公眾展示「我係我」。今年,項目再與香港藝術中心ifva協辦,並繼續獲得恒生銀行全力支持。今期「細路主場」就找來初中組「最佳一分鐘短片獎」得主曾智華分享一下何謂「我係我」。 你是一個怎樣的人?你會怎樣描述自己?曾智華覺得自己善良、博學、柔情,有時懦弱,「面對學業壓力,有時我很想哭,但一個大男孩動不動就哭,恐怕會被人取笑吧!」許多「社會標籤」,令智華開始迷失,直至參賽及製作這部短片,才令他有所頓悟:「面對內心的黑暗並不容易,但學習與最真實的自己相處很重要。我很高興自己踏出第一步,把我最真實一面[...]
[NAME CHANGED] Javier, 10, attends the UNICEF-supported Carlos Alberto Rivera Hernandez School in San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras, Friday 8 April 2016. Javier's father and five uncles were killed in gang violence and his mother abandoned him. He now lives with his grandmother in the neighbourhood.

Javier has not been threatened or attacked by gang members, but he has friends in the older years who have experienced violence and are too scared to come to school. A 15-year-old girl was killed, having been tortured for two days in a neighbourhood known as ‘casa loca’ (crazy house). Javier only attends school in the morning. Gang members tend to send in ‘flags’ to monitor activity and recruit students in the afternoon. “There is a lot of violence here. I want to be a doctor so I can help people who are hurt”.

With 57 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2015, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Organized crime grew in the wake of civil wars in the region, which left many people unemployed and with easy access to weapons. As of August 2016, heavily armed gangs have tens of thousands of members in Honduras and neighbouring countries, where they engage in extortion, assassinations, drug trafficking, car theft, illegal gun sales, kidnappings and turf wars.

Instead of being safe learning environments, schools have become recruiting territories for the gangs. Many children and adolescents who attend school must make dangerous trips from their homes to places of education. Once at school, they run the risk of being recruited, threatened, abused, attacked and even killed. The cycle of violence puts many children at risk of physical violence, increasing school dropout rates, as children fear continuing their education.

To address these problems, UNICEF is working with communities to create safe schools. UNICEF supports partners such as the COMVIDA Outreach Centre, which gives children and young people at risk of violence support and guidanc

正視兒童受虐

© UNICEF/UN076693/ 月初,5歲女童「臨臨」疑遭虐待致死事件惹來公憤。讓人扼腕的是,這僅是冰山一角。最近,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)發表報告《熟悉的臉孔:暴力環境中生活的兒童及青少年》,揭示全球眾多兒童(甚至包括年齡低至一歲的嬰兒)正受暴力傷害,施暴者多是他們的監護人,本應提供溫暖及關愛的家更是許多兒童初次受虐的地方。 報告提到,全球約3億名2至4歲兒童曾受家中監護人心理攻擊或(和)體罰、30個有相關數據統計的國家中,每10名一歲的兒童就有6名經常受暴力管教。同時,一歲的兒童中,每4名有1名曾被用力搖晃體罰。不論是何種暴力,均對兒童,特別是其早期發展有嚴重影響,除傷害身體,恐懼和壓力等負面情緒會產生神經毒素,損害其大腦發展,造成永久性傷害。 UN[...]
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UNICEF HK提醒捐款者提防未經授權的義賣籌款

香港,2018年1月25日──近日,我們發現網上有人借用某國際品牌銷售產品進行籌款活動,並聲稱所得的銷售款項將捐贈予聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)。我們特此澄清,UNICEF HK並無發起有關活動,亦非受惠單位。UNICEF HK謹此聲明,根據本會一貫做法,我們若有任何籌款活動時,定當透過媒體、新聞稿和本會網站(www.unicef.org.hk)等方式公開發布活動詳情。 若公眾對任何以UNICEF HK名義籌款的活動有懷疑時,請先瀏覽我們網站的最新消息或致電2833 6139作出查證,以確安全;切勿向來歷不明的網站或單位匯款。 UNICEF HK是香港註冊慈善機構。我們致力支援UNICEF全球兒童人道救援及發展項目,並在香港促進兒童權利發展。公眾對UNICEF的支[...]
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支持UNICEF HK「福澤兒童」燙金利是封慈善義賣 為兒童提供足夠營養

香港,2018年1月24日──為迎接農曆新年,聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)推出燙金利是封慈善義賣,市民除了可以在新年送上祝福,也能支援UNICEF應對全球兒童營養不足的問題。今年利是封以「福澤兒童」為主題,特別獲得建銀國際贊助,義賣所得善款將用作購買「禮物布施」禮品,與世界各地兒童分享新春佳節的喜悅。 燙金利是封每套港幣22元,包含10 個長型利是封(9厘米 x 16厘米)及1 張揮春。 您可以在我們的「禮物布施」網站訂購。利是封將於2018年2月1日開始領取或以速遞陸續寄出。
(Right) UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth meets students at a UNICEF-supported transitional learning centre in the Hakimpara makeshift settlement, Cox's Bazar district, Bangladesh, Thursday 25 January 2018. The transitional learning centre serves Rohingya children who fled violence in Myanmar and are now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Children learn English, mathematics, Burmese, sciences, and arts in the learning centres. They also receive psychosocial counselling and are taught hygiene and life skills. Books, pens, colouring pencils, school bags and other educational materials are provided. An estimated 688,000 Rohingya refugees have fled across the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar’s Rakhine State following the outbreak of violence there in late August 2017. More than half of the refugees are children.

改善緬甸環境安全及人道救援 確保羅興亞兒童安全回境

© UNICEF/Nybo 2018年1月25日,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)副執行主任福賽斯於孟加拉科克斯巴扎爾由UNICEF支援建設的臨時學習中心與學生見面。 孟加拉,科克斯巴扎爾/香港,2018年1月24日——UNICEF副執行主任福賽斯表示,緬甸必須加強保安措施和確保人道援助在境內不受阻礙,讓羅興亞兒童安全返回家園。 福賽斯在孟加拉南部的難民營提及,難民中有58%是兒童,很多都因被暴力對待而受精神創傷。「在任何遣返羅興亞家庭回到緬甸的協議中,保障兒童安全、確保支援的權力及需要等至關緊要。緬甸難民回境必須是自願、安全及有尊嚴的。」 自去年8月緬甸爆發衝突,龐大的難民營容納68.8萬名跨越若開邦邊境的羅興亞難民,超過一半是兒童。 「過去幾天我們仍收到邊境村落發[...]
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聯合國兒童基金會駐中東和北非地區主任卡佩萊里就敘利亞兒童跨境至黎巴嫩時凍死發表聲明

世界再沒有任何藉口,我們不能繼續忽略敘利亞兒童。 安曼/香港,2018年1月20日─至少有12名敘利亞人,包括兩名兒童,跨境時在黎巴嫩東部近馬斯納邊境身亡,造成悲劇。 敘利亞人與孩子持續冒生命危險尋求安全和庇護。 我們心繫失去親人的家庭,以及承受接近8年戰爭的受害者。 黎巴嫩當局及當地人民繼續尋找據報被困於寒雪山區中的人,兒童死亡數字或會增加。 敘利亞、黎巴嫩、伊拉克、也門、巴勒斯坦、約旦、土耳其、埃及等地兒童身處衝突或受衝突影響,每個冬天都要掙扎為求得到溫暖。 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)及合作伙伴幫助家庭面對惡劣天氣,派發毛毯、保暖衣物,並為學校提供燃料。 然而,這兩名敘利亞兒童的死亡提醒我們還要做更多。 殘酷的戰爭必須停止,我們要加強支援受影響最嚴重的兒童。[...]
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北韓醫生的日常

© UNICEF/2017/Rahimov 每天早上六點半,已有多年兒科經驗的李宋煥醫生都會步行到朝鮮定州市的縣醫院上班。沿路有很多人跟他打招呼——他記得每位兒童患者和社區內所有人的名字。李醫生沒有特定工作時間,只要孩子生病,隨時都可以找他。 近日,李醫生兼任縣裏資深導師,教導嬰兒和兒童疾病綜合管理課程(IMNCI)。2017年訂立的IMNCI協議是朝鮮公共衞生部、世界衞生組織、聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)和聯合國人口基金的合作成果,旨在指導醫生治療嬰幼兒常見疾病,例如兒童頭號殺手:腹瀉和肺炎。「早前我採用了協議推薦的治療法,只用5天便治好一名患有嚴重肺炎的兒童。以前,我們要花逾3星期才能治好同樣疾病的兒童。我很高興能把這些知識傳授給其他醫生。」 IMNCI協議由[...]
On 17 January 2018 in South Sudan, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore (left) and UNICEF Head of Nutrition Joseph Senesie (in blue) speak with patients at Al Sabbah Hospital, where UNICEF is implementing a nutrition programme, in Juba, the capital.

From 17 to 20 January 2018, newly appointed UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore travelled to South Sudan and Kenya to view first-hand UNICEF-supported programme sites and to review the organization’s work in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Executive Director Fore met with other heads of United Nations agencies and UN representatives, senior government officials, NGO representatives, bilateral and private-sector partners, children, families and UNICEF staff. Ms. Fore also visited displacement and protection sites and health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and education sites during her trip. This is Ms. Fore’s first visit to the field as UNICEF Executive Director. Her tenure as UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director began on 1 January 2018.

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會執行主任亨麗埃塔.福爾訪問被衝突摧殘的南蘇丹兩天後發表聲明

© UNICEF/Prinsloo UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore and Head of Nutrition Joseph Senesie speak with patients at Al Sabbah Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. (只提供英文版本) JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw firsthand how four years of conflict have left children sic[...]
Months after the fighting in Mosul has subsided, the city needs substantial investment and work to recover; its citizens remain in critical need of assistance. 

UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Geert Cappalaere visited Mosul this week, gaining a first hand account of the issues facing Mosul's children. He spoke with children at Al-Sanadeed school for girls in East Mosul, and Al-Huda school in West Mosul, where UNICEF had carried out rehabilitation works. He also visited UNICEF activities at Al-Khansa Hospital.

Children in Mosul need continued support to return to and stay in school. They remain at severe risk from unexploded ordinance, poverty, child labor; early marriage and the negative impact of conflict on children's mental health. Physical health care, particularly for newborns and infants, remains precarious in many parts of the city.

UNICEF is working with the Government of Iraq and an array of local and international partners to address these needs. To date, UNICEF has helped in the basic rehabilitation of one third of the 638 schools that have reopened in Mosul. More than half a million children—almost half of them girls—have been able to return to school. UNICEF has also undertaken an array of activities to bring clean water to citizens in east and west Mosul; restart and regularize an immunization program for polio and measles; raise awareness about a variety of child protection issues; provide psychosocial support to children affected by the conflict; and make sure teachers and students are able to return to the classroom.

伊拉克每4名兒童中至少有1名受衝突及貧窮影響

© UNICEF/Anmar 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)駐中東和北非地區主任卡佩萊里和Al-Sanadeed學校學生。該校為摩蘇爾東部女童而設。 UNICEF駐中東和北非地區主任卡佩萊里到訪伊拉克後發表聲明。 巴格達/安曼/香港,2018年1月19日——UNICEF在伊拉克的工作是全球最大規模之一,為衝突中最易受傷害的兒童提供人道及發展援助。 在尼尼微省和安巴爾省等地區,超過400萬名兒童受極端暴力影響,去年就有270名兒童被殺。很多兒童被褫奪童年,被迫走上戰場前綫。兒童目睹種種殘酷暴行,身心都被劃上無法磨滅的傷痕。超過100萬名兒童被迫離開家園。 即使有些地區的戰爭已結束,暴力依舊存在。巴格達於本星期已發生3次爆炸。這些暴行事件不但造成兒童死傷,同時摧毀學校、[...]
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為印尼最大規模的疫苗接種行動提供實時數據

© UNICEF/2017/Accone 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)「RapidPro」平台顧問伊‧梅德‧蘇萬其塔與疫苗協調者恩因‧哈亞蒂及社區醫療中心主任拉赫米醫生一起看控制面板。 印尼有190萬名尚未接種疫苗的兒童,位居全球第四。當地政府已下定決心採取行動提高全國疫苗覆蓋率。 印尼政府與UNICEF察覺應用實時數據的潛力,它能在兩年內為印尼歷來最大規模的疫苗接種行動(為7,000萬名兒童接種麻疹及德國麻疹疫苗)提供強力支援。