聯合國兒童基金會救援物資運抵孟加拉 支援羅興亞兒童

 

聯合國兒童基金會救援物資運抵孟加拉 支援羅興亞兒童

On 15 September 2017, newly arrived Rohingya refugee children make the long journey into Bangladesh carrying all of their possessions, after their village was torched in Myanmar.  As other refugees have done, they will try to find a small square of land to build a makeshift shelter out of plastic sheeting and bamboo in Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox's Bazar district.

By 5 September 2017, more than 146,000 Rohingya refugees fled across the border from Rakhine State, Myanmar, into Cox's Bazar district, Chittagong Division in Bangladesh since 25 August. As many as 80 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children. More than 70 000 children need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 100,000 of the newly arrived refugees are currently residing in makeshift settlements and official refugee camps that are extremely overcrowded while 10,000 newly arrived refugees are in host communities. In addition, 33,000 arrivals are in new spontaneous sites, which are quickly expanding. While some refugees are making their own shelters, the majority of people are staying in the open, suffering from exhaustion, sickness and hunger. Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable districts, not only for its poor performance in child related indicators but also for its vulnerability to natural hazards. Most people walked 50 or 60 kilometers for up to six days and are in dire need of food, water and protection. Many children are suffering from cold fever as they are drenched in rain and lack additional clothes. Children and adolescents, especially girls, are vulnerable to trafficking as different child trafficking groups are active in the region. Many more children in need of support and protection remain in the areas of northern Rakhine State that have been wracked by violence.

In Bangladesh, UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide refugee children with protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation support. With the recent influx of refugees, demand

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2017年9月15日,緬甸羅興亞兒童的家園被摧毀,攜帶所有財產逃往孟加拉。

孟加拉,達卡香港,2017年9月24─聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)救援物資運抵孟加拉首都達卡,為成千上萬羅興亞難民兒童和家人提供支援。

UNICEF從哥本哈根運送100噸物資,包括淨水丸、家庭衞生用品套裝、其他衞生用品、塑料防水布、兒童娛樂用品等到孟加拉。

近幾星期有42.9萬人逃離緬甸,這些物資為約400萬名羅興亞難民兒童提供緊急援助。難民在孟加拉南部生活,感到絕望。

UNICEF駐孟加拉代表埃杜說:「我們必須確保兒童和家庭獲得安全食水,保護他們免受腹瀉和其他水媒疾病侵害。目前羅興亞難民在難民營和臨時定居點暫住,生活情況惡劣,特別當暴雨來襲時。」

其他物資如書包、帳篷、幼兒發展百寶盒、家庭衞生套裝、防水布、營養品也開始運送至孟加拉。

物資透過貨車運送至南部城市考克斯巴扎爾,當地越來越多國際支援,為到達孟加拉的羅興亞難民提供援助。

UNICEF會為孟加拉南部未來三個月的工作籌募港幣5,690萬元資金。然而,難民人數持續增加,或需要更多額外資金支援難民。