蘇拉威西省地震及海嘯災後逾月 成千上萬兒童仍然無家可歸並失學 急需人道救援

 

蘇拉威西省地震及海嘯災後逾月 成千上萬兒童仍然無家可歸並失學 急需人道救援

For 2 days Lisa, her mother and sister on the grass under the sky. "It was so cold at night, Lisa kept crying”

On 11 October 2018, UNICEF launched a combined emergency and recovery appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of children in the aftermath of the Sulawesi and Lombok disasters over a period of 6 months. The funds will help provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, education and child protection services for an estimated 475,000 children, as part of the response led by the Government of Indonesia. 

It is estimated that 1.5 million people have been affected by a tsunami triggered by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sulawesi on 28 September. As of 9 October, 2,010 people are confirmed dead, 10,700 people seriously injured and 671 people still missing. In Lombok, following a series of destructive earthquakes in August, more than 340,000 people are still displaced and living in 2,800 camps. UNICEF is seeking US$26.6 million to support 1.4 million people access services for WASH, child protection, education, health, and infant nutrition in Central Sulawesi and Lombok.

Around 83,000 people are displaced in Central Sulawesi and some 500,000 people urgently need access to water and sanitation services. Prior to this disaster, Palu, the main urban centre had a low immunization coverage at 49 per cent, and a wasting and stunting prevalence of 12.5 and 36.1 per cent respectively. Central Sulawesi also has one of the lowest rates of sanitation in Indonesia.

These vulnerabilities exacerbate the risk of disease outbreaks for thousands of children. Many of the 2,700 schools in the region could also be affected and the education of 270,000 children could therefore be in jeopardy.

As part of its emergency response, UNICEF and partners will be providing water and sanitation services for displaced populations, complemented by hygiene promotion; UNICEF will also help with the resumption of health and nutrition services and will be

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帕盧,印尼20181026──印尼蘇拉威西省帕盧及西北部附近地區經歷嚴重地震及海嘯已逾月,估計近375,000名兒童仍然急需維生設備及服務。

超過2,000名人士死於地震、海嘯及隨之而來的山泥傾瀉和土壤液化,主要服務兒童的建設如學校及健康中心都無法如常運作。

聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)持續與印尼政府及其他伙伴合作,為最脆弱的兒童提供緊急援助,當務之急包括醫療支援、乾淨食水、基本衞生環境及設施、教育、庇護中心及保護。

UNICEF印尼辦事處代表Debora Comini表示:「災後已一個月,成千上萬名蘇拉威西省中部兒童仍需一段時間後才有望恢復正常生活。」她續道,「兒童依然無家可歸、失學,並需心理支援以協助他們撫平精神創傷。」

「我們正聯同政府逐步提升相應措施,盡力並全速幫助更多兒童。」

逾1,500間學校被破壞,約184,000名學生因此失去上學的地方。

UNICEF在蘇拉威西省其中一個首要任務是支援政府助兒童早日復學,這是社區重回正軌其中一個關鍵,UNICEF已設置首批200間帳篷學校、200個教育百寶盒及50個幼兒發展百寶盒。UNICEF是首個接觸蘇拉威西省中部災民,並提供緊急救援物資的聯合國組織。

Debora Comini指出:「經歷災難後,要讓兒童慢慢恢復日常生活,讓兒童重返校園是其中有效的方法。教室亦可為兒童提供安全的環境學習、遊戲,同時有機會讓他們開始處理遭受的精神創傷。」

帕盧市的供水系統亦因地震及海嘯而受廣泛破壞,UNICEF與伙伴亦正與省政府支援約152, 000名缺乏安全食水、基本衞生環境及設施的人士的需要。

與此同時,UNICEF 正與印尼政府及伙伴調動大量急救包,支持包括防疫接種、食水及衞生設施、以及為超過4,500名兒童提供尋找失散家人服務和心理輔導。

「感謝善長及伙伴支持,UNICEF 能於災後作出迅速應變。誠然,未來數月還有很多工作尚待處理,受災兒童及其家人需要切實、持久的支持,才能重返生活正軌。」

UNICEF 已推出為期6個月的「為兒童人道主義行動」籌款行動,期望籌集2, 660萬美元支持緊急人道救援、協助蘇拉威西省受災兒童早期恢復及復健,同時幫助8月龍目島地震受影響兒童及社區。截自10月25日,行動已成功從公眾募集750萬美元。

香港市民可登入https://www.unicef.org.hk/donate/?udpid=42152&udt=one_time_donation,捐款拯救受印尼災情影響的兒童及家庭。

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