聯合國兒童基金會發佈《6個月地區進展報告》 「非洲之角」近日取得進展 但前景仍不樂觀

 

聯合國兒童基金會發佈《6個月地區進展報告》 「非洲之角」近日取得進展 但前景仍不樂觀

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奈洛比,肯尼亞/香港,2012年4月11日——聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)2011年在「非洲之角」採取的大規模人道救援行動雖成功阻截饑荒蔓延,但當地最新狀況正威脅進展成果。

「非洲之角」大部分地區在3月至5月的雨量依然低於正常水平。而索馬里持續的暴力衝突及肯尼亞部分地區對救援人員的襲擊,亦大大窒礙了人道救援行動的進度。本年度,UNICEF呼籲港幣32.3億元(即4.14億美元)的善款,以繼續支持及穩定當地的救援行動。

想了解更多UNICEF的重建工作及進展,請參閱《6個月地區進展報告:非洲之角救援行動》。(只提供英文版本)

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