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聯合緊急呼籲:東非2000萬人陷糧荒 五間國際救援機構聯合呼籲公眾支持災民渡難關

Aid agencies Hong Kong Red Cross, Oxfam Hong Kong, Plan International Hong Kong, Save the Children Hong Kong and The Amity Foundation joined efforts today to garner greater support from the Hong Kong public to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

國際救援機構香港紅十字會、樂施會、國際培幼會(香港)、香港救助兒童會及愛德基金會發表聯合呼籲,希望香港市民關注東非糧食危機,向災民伸出援手。

Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. Drought and conflict have left nearly 20 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of assistance in the region. More than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. People in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in immediate need of assistance such as food, water and medical treatment.

在東非,大批民眾正在挨餓,單在受災最嚴重的四個國家:索馬里、埃塞俄比亞、肯尼亞、南蘇丹,旱災及衝突已導致近2,000萬人面對糧食危機,超過80萬五歲以下的兒童嚴重營養不良。災民必須盡快獲得各種支援,包括食物、食水及醫療服務等。

The total number of people who are food insecure in South Sudan, which declared a famine in February 2017, is expected to rise to 5.5 million in July if nothing is done to curb the severity and spread of the food crisis.

今年二月,聯合國更宣佈南蘇丹聯合州進入饑荒狀態,若該國未能獲得相應的支援,預計今年七月,南蘇丹就有近半數人口(即 550 萬人)面對極嚴重的糧食短缺問題,亦即表示會有更多人將因嚴重營養不良而死亡。

The five aid agencies are already on the ground delivering life-saving aid, such as food, treatment for malnutrition, emergency medical services and clean drinking water. They are ready to scale-up their humanitarian support, but they need more funding to reach the millions of people in urgent need.

目前,五間機構正在災區展開救援,向災民提供應急糧食、清潔食水、緊急醫療等,並為營養不良的人提供治療;亦已經將救援行動升級,希望集結更多市民的支持,籌集更多資金,以支援災區龐大的救援工作,讓災民度過生死難關。

In June, members of the public can show their support by joining the five agencies’ public campaign “A Meal for Meals". They can opt to eat simply and upload a photo or video of their meal on their own social media platforms, and donate the cost of a meal to any of the NGOs they would like to support, as well as to encourage their friends around to join and support this good deed.

今個六月,市民可透過參與「六月『非』餐」行動,向東非的災民表示關注及支持。大家可選擇任何一餐,以減量及進食最簡單原始的食物僅作餬口,然後上載照片或短片至社交媒體,並捐出日常該餐的飯錢予其中一間救援機構。市民亦可鼓勵身邊的朋友參與這個別具意義的行動,讓全城的每一餐也為東非災民打氣。

The people in hunger in Africa cannot wait anymore. Unless we act now the number of deaths will drastically increase.國際救援機構香港紅十字會、樂施會、國際培幼會(香港)、香港救助兒童會及愛德基金會發表聯合呼籲,希望香港市民關注東非糧食危機,向災民伸出援手。

國際救援機構香港紅十字會、樂施會、國際培幼會(香港)、香港救助兒童會及愛德基金會發表聯合呼籲,希望香港市民關注東非糧食危機,向災民伸出援手。

在東非,大批民眾正在挨餓,單在受災最嚴重的四個國家:索馬里、埃塞俄比亞、肯尼亞、南蘇丹,旱災及衝突已導致近2,000萬人面對糧食危機,超過80萬五歲以下的兒童嚴重營養不良。災民必須盡快獲得各種支援,包括食物、食水及醫療服務等。

今年二月,聯合國更宣佈南蘇丹聯合州進入饑荒狀態,若該國未能獲得相應的支援,預計今年七月,南蘇丹就有近半數人口(即 550 萬人)面對極嚴重的糧食短缺問題,亦即表示會有更多人將因嚴重營養不良而死亡。

目前,五間機構正在災區展開救援,向災民提供應急糧食、清潔食水、緊急醫療等,並為營養不良的人提供治療;亦已經將救援行動升級,希望集結更多市民的支持,籌集更多資金,以支援災區龐大的救援工作,讓災民度過生死難關。

今個六月,市民可透過參與「六月『非』餐」行動,向東非的災民表示關注及支持。大家可選擇任何一餐,以減量及進食最簡單原始的食物僅作餬口,然後上載照片或短片至社交媒體,並捐出日常該餐的飯錢予其中一間救援機構。市民亦可鼓勵身邊的朋友參與這個別具意義的行動,讓全城的每一餐也為東非災民打氣。

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