聯合國兒童基金會執行主任安東尼.雷克就國際兒童日發表聲明:保護每一名兒童的權利

 

聯合國兒童基金會執行主任安東尼.雷克就國際兒童日發表聲明:保護每一名兒童的權利

On 9 November 2016, a young girl is seen on her way to Ain Issa, escaping violence in the Al- Hisha village in rural Raqqa. Some carried mattresses and blankets, while others brought their livestock, including goats, cows and sheep. Ain Issa is the main staging point for displaced families, some 50 Km north of Raqqa city.

As at 15 November 2016 in the Syrian Arab Republic, almost 7,000 people fled their homes in villages around rural Raqqa to Ain Issa, the main staging point for displaced families, some 50 kilometres north of Raqqa city, as reported military operations on ISIL controlled Raqqa city scale up. Children in Raqqa have suffered immensely over the past three years and access to the area has been highly constrained due to insecurity and restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The last UN inter-agency aid convoy to Raqqa was in October 2013. UNICEF and partners estimate that around 175,000 children could be affected by the violence.  While the situation in the Raqqa area continues to evolve, UNICEF is pre-positioning supplies in various locations to provide critical support for displaced children and their families, including preparing a package of items to provide winter clothing and thermal blankets, as well as critical hygiene and medical kits. Micronutrients, therapeutic food and vaccinations to improve the nutritional and health status of these children will also be available. While water trucking, network repairs and chlorination will provide safe water and reduce the likelihood of waterborne diseases. Materials to support psychosocial activities, as well as recreational and educational kits will also be provided to help children restart their learning and resume some normality in life.

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紐約/香港,2016年11月20日——「國際兒童日」不僅是普天同慶的日子,更為我們提供了重要的契機,讓我們重申對兒童的承諾:保護每一名兒童的權利。

「1989年,聯合國大會在這天通過了《兒童權利公約》。全球從此承諾保護所有兒童共同享有及不可剝奪的各項權利,包括:有尊嚴地生活、得到安全保障、獲得公平對待、擺脫各種壓迫及享有公平機會。

「所有國家生存與發展的根基不僅在於承認兒童權利,更在於國家如何採取行動保護兒童權利。

「在『國際兒童日』這天,我們必須正視一個令人不安的現實──全球每天有超過數百萬名兒童的權利被踐踏。

「在敘利亞阿勒頗東部及其他被圍困的地區,兒童無法獲得食物、食水、醫療服務。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「也門有超過數千名兒童面對死亡威脅,急性營養不良的治療食品無法送達災區,而霍亂也正威脅更多年幼生命。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「尼日利亞東北部地區的兒童生活在極端分子的威脅下,特​​別是女童,他們的童年被奪走。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「南蘇丹有數百萬名兒童面對嚴重營養不良的危機,整個國家處於暴力橫行的浩劫之中。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「全球各個角落都有兒童面對暴力、虐待、剝削。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「有兒童無法接受教育,也有兒童因種族、宗教、性別、民族或身患殘疾,被剝奪發揮潛能的機會。他們的權利正被踐踏。

「如果這些兒童自身的權利被踐踏,他們又怎能學會尊重其他人的權利?他們又將怎樣看待世界,並肩負起他們的責任?

「這些兒童是社會未來的領導人,會成為國家經濟發展的棟樑,成為父母​,並保護他們的下一代。

「捍衛兒童權利不僅是為了保護兒童免受傷害,或只是保護他們的生活,而是捍衛我們共同的未來。」