阿勒頗兒童被困於「現實的噩夢」──聯合國兒童基金會副執行主任福賽斯

 

阿勒頗兒童被困於「現實的噩夢」──聯合國兒童基金會副執行主任福賽斯

On 10 August 2016 in the Syrian Arab Republic, a displaced child from al-Hamadaniyah neighbourhood in the western part of Aleppo, now stays at a school turned into a shelter. 

By end August 2016, children continue to bear the brunt of the latest surge in violence in Aleppo.  In the eastern part of Aleppo, around 100,000 children remain trapped since early July.  Water has ceased flowing through the public network, as the generator that operates the main water pumping station needs urgent repairs.  UNICEF does not have safe access to provide the urgent humanitarian assistance needed in the area.

In the western part of Aleppo, an estimated 35,000 people were displaced when new waves of fighting hit the al-Hamadaniyah neighbourhood.  Already displaced by the war and living in half-built apartment towers, again families had to flee and leave everything behind.  Most families are currently staying in informal shelters such as schools and mosques as well as in parks and on the streets.  UNICEF trucks in water daily for 300,000 of the most vulnerable people including newly displaced families in informal shelters. The main electricity network that powers pumping stations sustained damage in recent fighting. UNICEF supports the delivery of fuel to operate generators for water pumping stations and groundwater wells that provide safe drinking water to around 1.2 million people.

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紐約/香港,2016年9月28 - 聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)指出,自上星期五以來,阿勒頗東部有至少96名兒童被殺,223名兒童受傷。

UNICEF副執行主任福賽斯(Justin Forsyth)表示:「阿勒頗兒童被困於現實的噩夢,他們經歷的痛苦無法言喻。」

阿勒頗東部目前只有30名醫生工作,醫療系統面臨崩潰,幾乎沒有設備及緊急藥物可用來救治傷者,而創傷個案卻與日俱增。

一名前綫醫生告訴我們,由於資源有限,生存機會渺茫的兒童通常只能被丟下不管。

福賽斯表示:「無法接受任何攻擊兒童和完全無視人類生命的行為。兒童身心承受的打擊是我們看過最嚴重的。」