風雨季將至 拯救尼泊爾兒童刻不容援
UNICEF派200職員深入災區安排容身之所及提供食水

 

風雨季將至 拯救尼泊爾兒童刻不容援
UNICEF派200職員深入災區安排容身之所及提供食水

On 28 April, children, some filling water bottles, get drinking water from workers in a truck, during a distribution in a camp for people displaced by the massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, the capital.

On 28 April 2015 in Nepal, search, rescue and relief operations continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. The quake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Kathmandu, the capital. At least 3,351 people have been killed, 6,833 have been injured, and 8 million people in 39 districts have been affected. The Government has declared a state of emergency in 35 affected districts in the country, where more than 1.3 million people – over half of whom are children – are affected by the disaster. Homes and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, have been severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of children and families homeless, vulnerable and in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water and sanitation, and health support. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance. Most of the displaced are sheltering in camps or in available open spaces. The situation has been exacerbated by continuing powerful aftershocks that have caused additional damage. Working with the Government and other partners, including fellow United Nations organizations, UNICEF is supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, child protection, education and other interventions. In response to the disaster, UNICEF is providing hospitals tents, tarpaulin sheeting, emergency medical kits, vaccines and related supplies, zinc and oral rehydration salts to prevent diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, and temporary learning spaces and psychosocial counselling for children. UNICEF is also procuring emergency health kits and is supporting water trucking services in camps for the displaced.

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香港,2015年4月29日 ── 尼泊爾遭逢80年來最強地震至今第5日,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)及國際伙伴必需與時間競賽,搶在6月中旬風季來臨前,拯救脆弱的兒童及家庭 ──預計季候風勢將令災情更為惡劣。成千上萬災民持續多日在空地露宿,UNICEF派出200名職員深入災區支援救援工作,我們將集中為災民解決住宿、食 水及個人衞生等公認最急切的問題。隨着受災人數與日俱增,我們亟需公眾繼續捐款支持。

兒童及婦女是災難中最脆弱的一群,UNICEF當務之急是要為他們安排容身之所。醫院正有大批災民等待治療,UNICEF除了向受災家庭派發帳 幕外,亦已向醫院提供醫療帳幕。另外,災後特別容易爆發疫症,UNICEF將繼續提供清潔食水,預防腹瀉等疾病,並同時透過UNICEF位於哥本哈根的供 應部門,從境外緊急購置帳幕、防水帆布、針劑麻疹及德國麻疹疫苗及急救包等物資,這些物資將有助預防受助家庭感染水媒疾病。

聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)主席陳晴女士呼 籲公眾繼續捐款,支援UNICEF在尼泊爾的緊急救援行動:「災難發生至今5日,兒童一直在空地露宿。經歷過如斯大規模的地震後,兒童的焦慮及恐懼不斷積 壓。這些心靈嚴重受創的孩子,現在急需一個安全的庇護所,讓他們重建安全感。UNICEF HK至今已籌集到超過港幣3百萬善款支持是次賑災行動,但我們仍需更多支援。請與UNICEF攜手,保護受災兒童!」

© UNICEF Nepal/Kent Page/28 April 2015

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