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UNICEF HK委任64名中學生為UNICEF「青年使者」 推廣兒童權利

© UNICEF HK/2016 香港,2016年9月4日──64名關注兒童權利的香港中學生,獲聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)委任為新一屆「聯合國兒童基金會青年使者」(UNICEF「青年使者」)。 來自全港52間中學的64名UNICEF「青年使者」,過去10個月接受UNICEF HK的特訓,了解兒童權利及世界兒童狀況,並培養同理心,設身處地從兒童角度出發,改善兒童權益。在3至5月期間,他們在校園及社區籌辦了多場分享講座、體驗日營、攤位活動及嘉年華等籌款和倡議活動,加深同齡伙伴了解發展中國家兒童的生活狀況,推廣兒童權利。今年7月及8月,他們先後遠赴中國甘肅及外蒙古烏蘭巴托考察,關注學前教育、兒童友好校園的理念、母嬰健康,以至食水、環境與個人衞生等議題及項[...]
On 15 August 2016 in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site (POC) in Unity State , Nyaboth, 6, holds her family stove that she carries to school to sit on during class. She says "There is nothing to sit on at school and as soon as I bring the stove home my mother needs it straight away for cooking”, she says with a smile. “The war brought me and my family here. I saw so many bad men with guns shooting people, I saw so many wounded. It made me very sad, it was so bad and it made me sad. I am very happy at school, my favourite subject is math. I live here in the POC with my mother and I feel safe.”

South Sudan has one of the highest proportions of children out of school in the world, that is 1.8 million children with an unclear future. With a low primary enrolment rate, around 40 percent, less than 14 percent complete the 8 year primary cycle. Only 30 per cent of those enrolled are girls and only 1 out of 10 girls complete the primary education cycle. Incidents of children dropping out of school has recently increased due to economic crisis and food insecurity as well as recent violence in Juba and Wau.

在10個失學率最高的國家 4成兒童無法獲得基本教育

© UNICEF/UN030148/Rich 紐約/香港,2016年9月1日-聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)表示,在首10個小學失學率最高的國家,每5名兒童中有便兩名,即1,800萬名兒童失學。 利比里亞是小學失學兒童比例最高的國家,該國三分之二的小學適齡兒童沒有上學。其次是南蘇丹,59%兒童未能享有接受小學教育的權利,該國每3所學校就有1所因武裝衝突而關閉。 其餘首10個小學失學率最高的國家包括阿富汗(46%)、蘇丹(45%)、尼日爾(38%)、尼日利亞(34%),反映兒童因人道危機及災難持續而失學。 正值開學之際,數百萬名兒童返回校園上課。然而,UNICEF本月發表數據分析,強調這些國家本已受到武裝衝突、長期乾旱、洪水、地震及極端貧困影響,正面臨教育危機。 UN[...]
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伊利沙伯醫院獲認證為全港首間「愛嬰醫院」

© UNICEF HK/2016 香港,2016年8月27日──在聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)、愛嬰醫院香港協會、政府部門及醫院管理局的合力推動下,伊利沙伯醫院成為全港首間「愛嬰醫院」,並於今日舉行了「愛嬰醫院定名典禮」。 UNICEF HK自1992年亦通過與愛嬰醫院香港協會緊密合作,推廣母乳餵哺及推動本港設有產科的醫院成為「愛嬰醫院」。UNICEF HK總幹事劉玉燕說:「今年適逢UNICEF HK的30周年,我們能夠見證香港的愛嬰醫院行動邁向一個新的里程碑,可謂雙喜臨門。」 在UNICEF HK及伙伴的努力下,香港嬰兒出院時接受母乳餵哺的比例由1992年的19%,大幅提升至去年的88%。 愛嬰醫院行動是UNICEF和世界衞生組織於1991年發起全[...]
5 August 2016 - Daresalam refugee camp, Chad’s Lac Region.
Portrait of Khadija Kaku, through a hole in the family shelter.

The forced journey of Khadija, a refugee in Chad
Written by Badre Bahaji

Listening to the story of Khadija, 15, and her many travels, I could imagine the dangerous road that these migrant children have taken. In 5 years, "Khadi" as her friends call her, has lived in five different places because of conflict or drought.

Khadija Kaku lives in the Daresalam refugee camp in Chad’s Lac Region. "My father is a farmer, he left us to go to work a plot of land leased near the shores of the Lake. He doesn’t want us to live on humanitarian aid alone," she says, proudly.

Kaku Khadija was born in Ariboye, a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria with no school and no clean drinking water. Her parents rented a small piece of land to work, but it wasn’t enough. "In 2010, there was another drought. We couldn’t harvest enough to live on for the rest of the year. We had to leave our home to travel to the village of Meltri on the shores of Lake Chad. Our uncle welcomed us there," she continues.

The life of a teenager

Khadija’s life in Meltri looks like the life of the kind of teenager I know. "My uncle had a television, a computer and a small shop where he charged people’s phones. This is where I developed a passion for new technologies. We watched Bollywood shows and music videos from all over Africa. Then we’d go out with friends and try to imitate the movies or the lyrics for fun,” she says with an embarrassed smile.

It was also in Meltri where Khadija discovered school, quickly advancing to grade 5. Reality would soon catch up to her however. "One morning when we entered the classroom, we found a letter slipped under the door of the school at night, written in Hausa by Boko Haram. The letter ordered parents to send their children home, and teachers to leave the area." The tone of her voice changed immediately as she recounted the inci

(只有英文)博科聖地的暴力行為導致乍得湖兒童流離失所及陷入困境

© UNICEF/UN028849/Tremeau (只提供英文版本) DAKAR/HONG KONG, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today. “The Lake Chad c[...]
On 5 August 2016 in Aleppo city in the Syrian Arab Republic, many mosques have opened their doors to families fleeing the latest fighting but they are full now. These families stay in an open area near Raees Mosque in western Aleppo city, since there is no room left inside after the latest wave of attacks.

As of 2 August 2016 in the Syrian Arab Republic, children in Aleppo city are again facing terrible threats from new intense attacks and fighting in the western parts of the city, while around 120,000 children are among the nearly 300,000 people cut off from life-saving humanitarian aid in the east. In the past few days, violence and fighting escalated with children in the line of fire.  UNICEF is calling for immediate access to deliver urgently needed nutritional supplements, medicines, critical health supplies and clean water.
On the evening of 2 August 2016, mortar attacks threatened thousands of families in what became the front line neighbourhoods of ‘1070’ and al-Riyadah – a community of 25,000 people already displaced by the Syrian conflict, living in makeshift shelters. Over the past two years, UNICEF has worked intensively with other UN agencies and partners to support these displaced families with water supply, education, psycho-social support and health services. By night’s end, virtually all 25,000 people, including around 12,000 children, had fled the bombardments with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

(只有英文)讓阿勒頗水源不絕

© UNICEF/UN027711/Al-Issa (只提供英文版本) In Aleppo, many mosques have opened their doors to families fleeing the latest fighting but they are full now. These families stay in an open area near Raees Mosque in western Aleppo city, since there is no room left inside after the latest wave of attacks. Meet Maher. Maher is in Syria […]
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聯合國兒童基金會慈善跑2016 邁向「零愛滋世代」

© UNICEF HK/2015 香港,2016年8月24日——由聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)主辦的聯合國兒童基金會慈善跑今年踏入第11個年頭,大會號召14,000名健兒參加2016年11月27日(星期日)假香港迪士尼樂園度假區及欣澳舉行的賽事,合力邁向一個「零愛滋」的世界。此慈善跑亦是獲國際馬拉松及道路賽協會(AIMS)及香港業餘田徑總會(HKAAA)認可的全港第二大規模長跑賽事。個人及家庭跑手可選擇參與半馬拉松、10公里、5公里及3公里等多項賽事。 適逢今年是UNICEF HK成立30周年,逾 30隊企業團隊將參與半馬拉松企業接力賽,爭奪獎項。另外,各商界領袖亦會於3公里企業領袖挑戰賽爭取佳績。賽事預計可籌得港幣1,100萬元善款,支持UNICE[...]
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(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會執行主任安東尼 · 雷克就敘利亞阿勒頗兒童的處境發表聲明

(只提供英文版本) “What human being can see the stunned suffering of Omran Dagneesh, the small boy rescued from a destroyed building in Aleppo, Syria, and not feel an overwhelming sense of empathy? “Can we not extend the same empathy to the more than 100,000 children also trapped in the horror that is Aleppo?  They are all […]
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)與時間競賽:防止小兒麻痺症在尼日利亞擴散

© UNICEF/UN028224/Esiebo (只有英文版本) In Muna Garage IDP Camp, Borno State, Nigeria, a UNICEF health worker uses a pen to mark the thumb of Ajeda, 6 months, who has just been vaccinated against polio. It is her first vaccination, having been born under Boko Haram captivity. By Geoffrey Njoku Last week, two cases of wild poliovirus […]
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母乳育嬰齊和應「MOMents」展覽-慈善義賣核數報告

聯合國兒童基金香港委員會的「Say Yes to Breastfeeding母乳育嬰齊和應」-「MOMents」相片展覽(公開籌款許可證編號:2016/126/1)已於2016年5月5日至2016年5月15日舉行。是次活動共籌得港幣9,135元,將用以支持聯合國兒童基金會於全球超過150個發展中國家的母嬰健康工作。 如欲下載KMPG完整核數報告,請按此。