墨西哥接連發生地震 數以千計兒童恐無法上學

 

墨西哥接連發生地震 數以千計兒童恐無法上學

On 9 September 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico, adolescent volunteers from San Blas Atempa help to remove debris and clear the streets of San Mateo del Mar affected by the earthquake.

On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency.  The Ministry of Education declared that all schools are closed in the capital and in the affected areas. Some schools were reported to be damaged in the two most affected states. Hospitals in Chiapas and Oaxaca have been severely affected and according to the Ministry of Health patients were evacuated and the Children’s Hospital and Regional Hospital of Chiapas were closed. At least 8 hospitals in total were damaged in Chiapas. Over two million children live in the 166 municipalities that have been declared under a state of emergency by the Mexican Government, and it is crucial for them to resume their normal lives as soon as possible following the 8.1 magnitude earthquake.

On 9 September 2017, UNICEF sent three Rapid Assessment Teams to the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca to assess the situation of children affected by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 7 September 2017 and determined that it is a matter of priority for children and adolescents to receive psychosocial support and all the necessary help to return to school as soon as possible. The Mexican authorities have the institutional capacity to ensure that children resume their schooling through mobile classrooms in the case of those schools that have suffered damages, and UNICEF is ready to support their efforts through its School in a Box programme, which the organisation implements in emergency situations at global level. UNICEF will present a full p

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2017年9月9日,來自聖布拉斯阿姆巴的青少年義工在墨西哥瓦哈卡幫忙打掃受地震影響的聖馬特奧德爾馬街道。

墨西哥紐約香港,2017923─過去兩星期內,墨西哥接連發生兩次強烈地震,近5,100所學校被摧毀,數以千計兒童恐無法上學。

9月8日及9月19日,近700萬名兒童在受地震影響地區生活。

聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)駐墨西哥代表克里斯蒂安‧斯科格(Christian Skoog)表示:「在受災最嚴重的地區,地震造成學校巨大損失,嚴重影響兒童,我們為此深表關切。我們會盡快找到解決方案,讓兒童復課,保障他們的未來,幫助他們從創傷中重新振作。」

UNICEF與伙伴合作,在受地震影響地區建立臨時學校,推廣學校安全指導方針,培訓老師及提供心理支援,為老師和護理員提供教育用品和幼兒發展百寶盒。

兒童機構加緊響應,為受影響兒童提供保健和保護措施,包括:

  • 建設「兒童友好家園」,為兒童提供社交心理輔導
  • 發布有關如何在地震時保護兒童和避免家庭意外分離的資訊
  • 分發基本衞生用品,如肥皂、毯子、雨衣、防水帆布
  • 在臨時收容所和戶外露營點提供清潔食水和流動廁所。

UNICEF為9月8日和9月19日墨西哥發生的地震發出港幣3,590萬元籌募呼籲。