UNICEF HK合共籌集港幣780萬元 支援尼泊爾救災工作
15所「兒童友好家園」已設立 幫助兒童克服恐懼

 

UNICEF HK合共籌集港幣780萬元 支援尼泊爾救災工作
15所「兒童友好家園」已設立 幫助兒童克服恐懼

On 1 May, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Karin Hulshof speaks with a young girl and her mother in the remote village of Maidi, Dhading District. Other people are gathered around them. Ms. Hulshof’s vest as well as a button affixed to it bear the UNICEF logo. In Dhading – which is among the districts severely affected by the earthquake – hygiene kits, water purification tablets and food items have been airdropped to affected populations, and repairs have begun to restore the area’s water supply.

On 1 May 2015 in Nepal, search, rescue and relief operations continue in the aftermath of the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April. The quake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Kathmandu, the capital. Over 6,200 people have been killed, and more than 14,300 others have been injured. Over 4.2 million people have been seriously affected, out of which an estimated 1.7 million – 40 per cent – are children below the age of 18 years. Residences, schools and vital infrastructure, including hospitals, have been severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of children and families homeless, vulnerable to disease outbreaks and in urgent need of food, shelter, safe water and sanitation, and health support. Over 3 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance, with 1.4 million needing priority assistance. As of 30 April, some 24,000 internally displaced people were being hosted in 13 camps in Kathmandu, the capital. Working with the Government and other partners, including fellow United Nations organizations, UNICEF is supporting water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, nutrition, child protection, education and other interventions. In response to the disaster, UNICEF has provided tents, including for hospitals; tarpaulin sheeting; emergency medical kits; vaccines and related supplies; zinc and oral rehydration salts to prevent diarrhoeal disease outbreaks; water purification tablets; hygiene kits and buckets

© UNICEF/UNI183847/Panday

香港,2015年5月4日──尼泊爾大地震至今發生超過一星期,大批兒童無家可歸、受驚過度、依然得不到基本照顧,聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)坦言,受災兒童的健康及福祉令人擔憂。UNICEF已在受災最嚴重的地區設立了15所「兒童友好家園」,幫助兒童面對災後生活。根據聯合國兒童基金香港委員會(UNICEF HK)最新籌款數字,加上從緊急救援基金撥出的港幣100萬元,至今籌集到港幣780萬元,支援UNICEF在尼泊爾的救災行動,保護尼泊爾兒童。

4月25日的大地震,令尼泊爾損毀嚴重。根據UNICEF最新評估,尼泊爾全國75個地區,近8成受災,受影響地區增至57個,其中12個災情嚴重,逾13萬間房屋被毀。兒童在災難中是最脆弱的,目前很多兒童都因為地震期間受驚,即使只發生極輕微的餘震,亦驚恐得哭泣。我們需要為受災最嚴重地區的兒童緊急設立「兒童友好家園」及臨時學校,讓他們盡快恢復正常生活。

© UNICEF/UNI183774/Karki

UNICEF已設立15所「兒童友好家園」,為數千名在加德滿都的受災兒童,提供藝術活動、遊戲及運動,讓他們打發時間及透過遊戲忘記傷痛,同時為受驚過度兒童提供心理輔導,助他們克服恐懼及走出災後創傷。UNICEF亦正運送更多物資到加德滿都,以備設立更多「兒童友好家園」;另外,UNICEF亦已分派教育及幼兒發展百寶盒、兒童百寶盒及防水帆布至加德滿都(Kathmandu)及勒利德布爾(Lalitpur)的臨時營地,準備為受災兒童設立臨時學習中心。

UNICEF HK主席陳晴女士宣佈:「很多兒童在地震發生後,生活出現逆轉,他們失去家人和房屋,災後生活更將面對沉重的壓力。我們必須保護尼泊爾兒童,幫助他們盡快回復正常生活。UNICEF HK已由緊急救援基金撥款港幣100萬元,計及公眾捐出的港幣680萬元善款,我們今已籌集到超過港幣780萬元,同時亦陸續有更多本地企業與UNICEF HK攜手,呼籲公眾支援UNICEF在尼泊爾的救災工作。」

香港市民可登入unicef.org.hk/donate,捐款拯救受尼泊爾地震影響的兒童及家庭。另外,由即日至5月底,美心集團旗下近250間分店將擺放UNICEF HK捐款箱,收集公眾捐款。

UNICEF向國際社會募集港幣3.93億元(5,035萬美元),以應付尼泊爾地震後3個月內的緊急人道需求。

 

「尼泊爾地震」捐款方法:

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(籌得之善款若多於「尼泊爾地震」賑災所需,餘款將撥調聯合國兒童基金會其他緊急救援項目)

 

 

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