救助敍利亞100萬名難民兒童

 

救助敍利亞100萬名難民兒童

敍利亞內戰已踏入第3年,今天造成了第100萬名難民兒童,標誌着事件至今已導致逾百萬名敍利亞兒童被迫逃離家園。

迄今,敍利亞內戰已釀成國內外近500萬人受影響,當中188萬人淪為難民,逾半數為兒童。最新數字更顯示,其中740,000名難民兒童更只有11歲以下。

單在今年,UNICEF已向近167,000名難民兒童提供心理輔導,及為超過118,000名兒童提供教育,以免他們因戰火而失去教育的機會。

Boys play on a destroyed army tank, in the town of Azaz in the north-western Aleppo Governorate. By late September 2012 in Syria, escalating war continues to take its toll on children and their families. Some 2.5 million people have been affected, of which 1.2 million half of them children have been displaced. Deaths, including of children and women, are estimated at 19,000. Syrians have also fled to neighboring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey; more than 226,700 have registered with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), while over 75,000 are awaiting registration. UNICEF continues working with diverse governments, other United Nations organizations and local and international NGOs to respond to the needs of affected children both in and outside Syria. UNICEF also supports initiatives in education, water, sanitation and hygiene, health, nutrition and child protection, including the provision of child-friendly spaces and psychosocial assistance for children traumatized by their experiences in relation to the conflict. To fund this work, UNICEF has requested US$123 million, of which less than 25 per cent has been received to date.

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Aya——敍利亞難民兒童的真實故事:

8歲的Aya(左)是個甜美活潑的女孩,兩年前一家由敍利亞逃難到黎巴嫩。

來 到一個陌生的國度,他們一家9口住在狹窄的臨時帳篷。雖然他們每月均會獲發放食物券,但份量卻只夠維持大半個月的需求。當Aya的哥哥姊姊到菜田工作, 每日僅賺取相當於港幣31.2元(4美元)的酬勞幫補家計時,她就要留在家中照顧患有唐氏綜合症的11歲姊姊Libaba。Aya教曉姊姊如何洗澡、穿衣 及進食,對她呵護備至,兩人也成為彼此的最好朋友。

雖然Aya的哥哥姊姊仍然在學,但Aya卻因戰亂而失學,父母也再無法負擔Aya上學的交通費。所以每當姊姊們放學回家,充滿好奇心和求知欲的Aya就會問東問西。Aya希望將來成為一位兒科醫生,為家境貧困的孩子治病,不收分文。

UNICEF與當地民間伙伴合作,在兒童友好的中心環境內提供心理輔導、言語及物理治療,支援兒童及其家人。

請即捐款,幫助敘利亞與鄰近地區的兒童。
A health worker vaccinates a girl against measles, during the UNICEF-supported immunization campaign, in a mobile hospital in Za’atari, a tented camp for Syrian refugees. The camp, which presently hosts over 27,000 refugees, is located on the outskirts of Mafraq, capital of the northern Mafraq Governorate. By mid-September 2012, Jordan was hosting 86,940 refugees from Syria’s escalating war. Syrians have also fled to nearby Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey, bringing the total number of refugees to over 260,500. Inside Syria, some 2.5 million people have been affected by the conflict, of which 1.2 million – half of them children – are displaced. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 18,000. In Jordan, the number of refugees continues to increase. On 11 September, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, in coordination with the World Health Organization and other partners, launched a large-scale polio and measles vaccination campaign targeting over 100,000 children staying in the Za’atari refugee camp, nearby transit centres and in host communities. UNICEF continues working with diverse governments, other United Nations organizations and local and international NGOs to respond to the needs of affected children in all host countries and inside Syria. UNICEF also supports initiatives in education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection, including the provision of child-friendly spaces and psychosocial assistance for children traumatized by their experiences in relation to the conflict. To fund this work, UNICEF has requested US$65 million, of which only 38 per cent has been received to date. Children wash clothes, in Za’atari, a tented camp for Syrian refugees, on the outskirts of Mafraq, capital of the northern Mafraq Governorate. UNICEF assistance in the camp includes the provision of safe drinking water and the installation of permanent latrines, bathing facilities, wash basins, as well as mobile units containing these amenities. UNICEF also supports a child-friendly space, run by Save the Children. By late July 2012, Jordan was hosting 37,380 refugees from Syria’s escalating war. Syrians have also fled to nearby Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey, bringing the total number of refugees to over 120,000 – half of them children. Inside Syria, an estimated 1.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Deaths, including of children and women, have surpassed 17,000. In Jordan, the number of refugees continues to increase, straining already limited resources in crowded accommodation facilities. Four transit sites in northern parts of the country are hosting nearly 5,200 refugees, though their intended capacity is less than half that. Za’atari, a UNICEF-assisted tented camp, has been newly built to accommodate over 100,000 refugees. UNICEF is working with diverse governments, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and local and international NGOs to respond to the needs of affected children in Jordan, other host countries and inside Syria. UNICEF also supports initiatives in education, water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection, including psychosocial assistance for children traumatized by their experiences in relation to the conflict. To fund this work, UNICEF has requested US$39.2 million, of which only 30 per cent has been received to date. In late January, a boy receives first aid after being shot in the foot by a sniper, in a town affected by the conflict. In January and February 2012 in Syria, children found themselves in the midst of a growing conflict between rebel and government forces. By mid-March, violence had claimed the lives of more than 500 children and 244 women. By late March, the year-long conflict had killed 9,000 people and wounded many others. An estimated 1.7 million people have been affected by the violence, which has extended into at least half of the country’s 14 governorates. Education and health services have also been disrupted. Some 150,000–200,000 people have been internally displaced. An estimated 30,000 refugees – half of them children – have fled to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. While most have registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), others have not, fearing possible retaliation against them or family members remaining in Syria. Many refugees in Lebanon and Jordan are being hosted by local families, who also require assistance. UNICEF is participating in an inter-agency assessment of needs in conflict-affected parts of Syria and has requested US$7.4 million to – with governments, UNHCR and local and international NGOs – address the needs of an anticipated total of 40,000 refugee children, including those staying with host families, in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, over the next six months. Support includes psychosocial assistance for children traumatized by the conflict to which they have been subjected or borne witness.
港幣1,500元
提供962支麻疹疫苗,
預防兒童受麻疹感染
港幣2,500元
提供基本淨水套裝,
讓32個家庭可取得清潔及安全食水
港幣3,500元
提供18個急救箱,
為受傷兒童提供治療