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UNICEF HK將舉辦嶄新的籌款活動 基於健康及安全考慮 「為兒童跑」今年將取消

香港,2020年11月11日──鑑於新型冠狀病毒疫情影響持續,基於健康及安全考慮,聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)宣佈UNICEF 「為兒童跑」2020將取消舉辦,接續而來的是UNICEF HK將於明年舉辦一場嶄新的籌款活動,詳情有待明年第一季公佈。同時,UNICEF HK亦已與有關方面合作,為2021年度的「為兒童跑」做足準備,待疫情受控後恢復舉行。 UNICEF HK十分感謝跑手、義工、支持者及贊助機構在過去14年對「為兒童跑」的支持。「為兒童跑」自2006年展開以來,已吸引逾13萬來自社會各界的跑手參與,並籌集了超過1.35億港元的善款,以支持UNICEF「為兒童.抗愛滋」的全球工作。 -完- 傳媒如有垂詢,請聯絡: 聯合國兒童基金香港委員會
On 24 March 2020, nurse Lillian Nimaya, 45, fills a syringe with a vaccine at Nyakuron Primary Health Care Centre in Juba, South Sudan. Lillian has been working as a nurse for the last five years and conducrs routine immunizations each workday. She says, “We inform the mothers already when they are pregnant that they should vaccinate their children, and we repeat the same message after they have given birth … To ensure the parents are following up, we often ask for the vaccination card when they come to the clinic with their kids for other reasons.” Lillian likes her job, as it allows for her to help people, especially children. “You often hear me saying sorry to the children when I’m giving the jab, that is because I know it hurts. But I also know that this will protect them from dangerous diseases.” Keeping vaccines cold is the hardest part of the job. Lillian says, “We have a fridge here at the clinic, but when we are doing outreach, we have to fill the cool box before we venture out. But as soon as the vaccines are finished or the cooling elements are finished, we have to return to the clinic for more ice or more vaccines. It is a hassle … Another challenge is that this clinic is too crowded, we need more space.”

Due to years of conflict, access constraints, lack of information and misconceptions, South Sudan routine vaccination coverage remains low, at only 44 per cent. UNICEF South Sudan is supporting routine immunization across the country by providing training for vaccinators, procurement and distribution of vaccines and medical supplies such as syringes, as well as the procurement, installation and maintenance of cold chain equipment. UNICEF is also conducting information campaigns to educate caregivers on the importance of vaccinating their children and mobilizing communities leading up to vaccination campaigns.  In 2019, 919,160 children aged 6 months to 15 years were vaccinated against measles and 266,699 of children aged under one r

UNICEF 計劃在年底前儲存逾五億支注射器,為後期接種新冠疫苗做準備(內文只提供英文版本)

© UNICEF/UNI314690/Ryeng (只提供英文版本) Initial preparatory work – in partnership with Gavi and WHO – will include purchasing boxes for the safe disposal of syringes and mapping out cold chain equipment to ensure delivery of effective vaccines. HONG KONG/NEW YORK, 19 October 2020– As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF has begun layi[...]
Children use their tablet and work with each other at the UNICEF-supported Debate e-Learning Centre in a village on the outskirts of Kassala, the capital of the state of Kassala in Eastern Sudan.

助弱勢學童接通「數碼學習」 UNICEF獲愛立信支持制訂三年計劃 於35個國家識別互聯網連綫差異 為學校全面通網邁出關鍵一步

© UNICEF/UNI232328/Noorani 香港/紐約/斯德哥爾摩,2020年9月2日──聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)與愛立信(Ericsson)日前宣佈建立全球夥伴關係,旨在2023年之前,為35個國家製作當地學校網上連接概況的「互聯網地圖」(School Connectivity Mapping),藉此評估學校連接互聯網所需的基建,以作為日後工程的藍圖,為校內數碼化學習踏出的關鍵第一步。 這項聯合行動是「GIGA計劃」的一部分。「GIGA計劃」於去年啟動,在UNICEF及國際電信聯盟(ITU)的帶領下,致力於將每一所學校連接到互聯網。愛立信是首個對該行動付出數以百萬計美元的商界夥伴,成為UNICEF「互聯網地圖」項目的全球合作夥伴。 ITU的數據指出[...]
Jay rawal ensures his son Vraj (9) wears a mask whenever stepping out

新冠病毒疫情導致逾百國家的兒童保護服務中斷(內文只提供英文版本)

© UNICEF/UNI355863/Panjwan (只提供英文版本) HONG KONG/NEW YORK, 18 August 2020 – Violence prevention and response services have been severely disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children at increased risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, according to a global survey by UNICEF. Of 136 countries that responded to UNICEF’s Socio-e[...]
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UNICEF︰受疫情影響 今年因營養不良導致消瘦的5歲以下兒童 將額外增加670萬名

© UNICEF/UN0151416/Brown 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)指出,疫情加劇兒童營養不良的狀況。分析指,全球5歲以下消瘦兒童的人數,會額外增加670萬名,逾半數來自南亞。 人道主義組織發起募捐,目標籌得24億美元,以改善婦幼營養 香港,2020年7月28日──聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)今日警告,由於新型冠狀病毒(下稱「新冠病毒」)大流行對社會及經濟造成衝擊,料今年全球5歲以下消瘦兒童(相對身高而言體重不足)的人數,會額外增加670萬名,他們面臨嚴重營養不足的危機。 根據國際醫學期刊《刺針》發表的一項分析,這些兒童當中,超過半數(57.6%)來自南亞,逾兩成來自撒哈拉以南的非洲地區,兩者相加約佔80%。 UNICEF執行主任亨麗埃塔‧霍爾說︰「[...]

Marley家族重製經典歌曲One Love以示支持UNICEF(內文只提供英文版本)

  ©TuffGong International, Amplified Music, Island Records Global solidarity anthem in support of UNICEF’s Reimagine campaign now available on all major streaming platforms (只提供英文版本) HONG KONG/NEW YORK, 17 July 2020  – Members of the Marley family, including Stephen, Cedella, and Skip Marley, have launched a reimagined version of t[...]
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UNICEF HK歡迎法定產假延長至14周 支援雙職媽媽持續餵哺母乳

香港,2020年07月13日──聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)歡迎《2019年僱傭(修訂)條例草案》獲通過,將法定產假由10周延長至14周,有助香港進一步邁向家庭友善,同時支援雙職媽媽持續餵哺母乳。 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)最新報告指出,產後越早復工,越影響媽媽展開母乳餵哺,即使產後首6個月曾餵母乳,亦難堅持全母乳餵哺。本港衞生署去年的母乳餵哺調查顯示,初生嬰出院時曾以母乳餵哺率達87.5%,惟首6個月全母乳餵哺率跌至26.3%,低於40%的國際水平。 UNICEF HK呼籲,半歲以下的嬰兒要接受全母乳餵哺,在職媽媽產假後要持續授乳,則有賴各行各業對僱員作出支援,簡單的辦公室配套,例如提供一個具私隱的集乳空間及時段,以及可供儲存母乳的雪櫃等,有[...]