也門的食水設施接連遭受攻擊

 

也門的食水設施接連遭受攻擊

A child washes his hands in untreated water coming from a sewer pipe in Amran Governorate, Yemen, Tuesday 24 October 2017. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.

A three-day National Polio Immunization Day (NID) campaign was launched to coincide with World Polio Day on 24 October 2017 in Yemen by local health authorities, with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and World Bank, in partnership with Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners. The campaign aimed to reach 5.3 million children under five across Yemen by mobilising around 40,000 vaccination volunteers to visit 3.4 million household in all 23 governorates. In addition to receiving the bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), the nutritional status of children was measured through Middle Upper Arm Circumference - those found to be malnourished were referred to therapeutic centers for treatment.

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聯合國兒童基金會 (UNICEF) 呼籲也門衝突各方立即停止攻擊當地水務及民用設施

UNICEF 執行主任霍爾(HENRIETTA H. FORE)發表聲明

薩那/紐約/香港,2018年8月1日 - 針對民用設施和相關服務的襲擊既不人道,亦有違戰爭法,這種行為令人無法接受。

針對民用救生設施的攻擊接二連三在荷台達發生,直接威脅數以十萬計兒童及其家人的生命。

然而,情況卻於近日不斷惡化,有愈來愈多兒童和其家庭賴以維生的民用設施,連日來均遭受破壞。

兩日前,我們接獲報告,指當地一所由UNICEF支持的人道救援物資倉庫遭受到兩次空襲,而該倉庫正正存放着一些與醫療服務和水資源相關的供應品。

在7月28日,一所位於扎比德 (Zabid) 區、由UNICEF支持的衞生中心受到攻擊,該中心的燃料庫受到破壞。而在7月27日,在阿爾米娜 (al-Mina) 區,一個為荷台達地區供應大部分食水的供應站亦遭到襲擊。

也門正面對嚴重的食水短缺,這亦會導致霍亂和急性水樣腹瀉爆發。攻擊供水設施會使一直在也門進行的疾病預防工作功虧一簣。

我們繼續呼籲衝突各方保護平民和民用設施。

在也門的戰爭,不會有勝出的一方;但也門兒童的將來卻會因此而斷送。