RSS

Archivo de la categoría: ONG

Children are children – UNICEF

children-are-children-unicef

     #ChildrenUprooted

  • A child sitting in front of a man

Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children

Children are at the heart of one of the biggest movements of people in history. One in every 45 children in the world today is on the move. They may be labelled “refugee,” “displaced” or “migrant.” But first and foremost children are children. No matter where they come from, no matter who they are. Period.

Children are not responsible for the bombs and bullets, gang violence or shriveled crops and low wages driving them from their homes. But theyare always the first to be affected by war, climate change and poverty.

Here’s one shocking statistic: The number of child refugees has risen 77 per cent in five short years. Astounding. Their voice, their plight and the issues they face must be heard. It is our job to do this.

 A line drawing of an adult and child
  • 1 in 200

    children in the world is a child refugee

  • Icons of children with suitcases

    1 in 8

    migrants in the world is a child

  • An icon of adults with children running

    28 Million

    children have been displaced by violence

  “Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.”

Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Secretary-General

UNIICEF channels

http://www.unicef.org/emergencies/childrenonthemove/uprooted/

Anuncios
 
Deja un comentario

Publicado por en septiembre 7, 2016 en ONG

 

Etiquetas: ,

Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: ‘Children deserve a chance of a childhood’

Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: ‘Children deserve a chance of a childhood’

Tom Hiddleston in South Sudan: “Children deserve a chance of a childhood”

For the sake of every child in danger, our leaders must do more.

In conflict and crises, it is children who are hardest hit. I saw this for myself in South Sudan, on a visit to the country with Unicef earlier this year. South Sudan is a forgotten war, which strikes children with unforgivable brutality. Rape, forced recruitment and attacks on schools are becoming a daily part of their childhood.

South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011, and has been riven by political and civil conflict since December 2013. The major cities have become war zones, with civilians fleeing to relative safety in rural areas. So many people, so many innocent children: displaced, desperate, starving.

Unicef UK supporter and award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston met children caught in conflict at a rapid response mission in South Sudan Unicef

Unicef UK supporter and award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston met children caught in conflict at a rapid response mission in South Sudan Unicef

The day before I was due to fly to South Sudan – in February this year – Unicef announced that at least 89 boys had been abducted while they were preparing to sit their school exams in Wau Shilluk, in Upper Nile state. These boys, some as young as 13, had been forcibly conscripted into armed militia.

Three days later, I found myself in the very same village, one of the most remote places I have ever seen. Walking around the desolate school, the destruction left in the wake of the militia’s violent interruption of the school day the previous weekend was still visible. The playground was empty, school desks had been overturned and doors were hanging off their hinges.

In one of the school-rooms, I met with 15-year-old John*, who had escaped abduction. Sitting on the floor together in the corner, he told me that he feared for his life, that everyone did. He told me: “we have a big problem and worry. The soldiers – they are killing the people”. But despite the immense danger, he still wanted to attend school and prepare for his exams.

In South Sudan, around 13,000 children have been recruited and are being used by all sides of the conflict, putting their lives at risk and irreversibly changing the fortunes of these children. I met a Unicef aid worker in the Upper Nile region, who had met with boys desperate to go home, but bound by the fear the militia had instilled in them. Children face an impossible choice – kill or be killed. For some, these children may seem a lost cause. But not for Unicef who, as well as delivering vital water and health care to children in South Sudan, are working to release and rehabilitate children forced to fight.

In Jonglei state, days later, I met hundreds of boys who had recently been released by an armed group called the Cobra faction, living in a Unicef Interim Care Centre, awaiting reunification with their families.  They receive shelter, food, education, clothing and basic health care, as well as counselling.

One of these boys, 16-year-old Afrikey*, on the day of our visit was being reunited with his family for the first time in over two years. His conscription had left emotional scars. He had seen things a boy of his age should never have to see. He had the far-off stare of a much older man – a depth in his face. I witnessed him being reunited with his mother: some hope amid the devastation.

To this day, there is no official record of what happened to the 89 boys in Wau Shilluk. I cannot help but wonder where they are, what they are doing, and whether their families will see them again.

It is for these children, for boys like John and Afrikey, that I am backing Unicef UK’s new campaign, which calls on the Government to prioritise protecting children from violence in crises.  Children, whether those journeying as refugees through Europe or living in conflicts like South Sudan, deserve a chance of a childhood.

For the sake of every child in danger, our leaders must step up and do more. The public can support Unicef UK’s call for the Prime Minister to protect children from violence in emergencies at unicef.uk/protect

* Names changed to protect identities

Article taken from:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/tom-hiddleston-in-south-sudan-children-deserve-a-chance-of-a-childhood-a6718576.html

More information and how you can help here:

http://www.unicef.org/southsudan/

global_logo_2013

 
Deja un comentario

Publicado por en noviembre 2, 2015 en Actors, ONG

 

Etiquetas: , , ,

En 2015 los niños siguen necesitando nuestra ayuda #ahoraNOpodemosparar

En este nuevo año que comienza, #ahoraNOpodemosparar 

Campaña UNICEF

Campaña UNICEF

 

Spot de la campaña:

 

Entra aquí e infórmate sobre todo lo que puedes hacer por los niños:
https://www.unicef.es/ahoranopodemosparar/?utm_source=StreamAds_Yahoo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=vacunacion&utm_campaign=ahoraNOpodemosparar

 
Deja un comentario

Publicado por en enero 6, 2015 en ONG

 

Etiquetas: ,

La reveladora carta de un médico noruego en hospital de Gaza

El médico Noruego, Mads Gilbert Fredrik, especialista en anestesiología y referente en la medicina de emergencia en el departamento del hospital Universitario de Noruega, hoy se encuentra como voluntario en el hospital al-Shifa, el complejo médico más grande de la Franja de Gaza. Desde 1970 ha trabajado durante numerosos periodos en voluntariados médicos en la zona de Palestina y el Líbano

El 20 de julio Middle East Monitor publicó una carta escrita por este profesor y jefe clínico donde hace un estremecedor relato del día a día en el hospital de Gaza e invita a Barack Obama a pasar una noche en Al Shifa. “Nadie con corazón podría marcharse sin la decisión de ponerle fin a la masacre”.

Desde ahí el también médico del Hospital Universitario del Norte de Noruega señala las terribles escenas que la invasión terrestre israelí ha dejado entre la población palestina. “Hoy, una vez más tratados como animales por “el ejército más moral del mundo” (sic).

Transcripción íntegra de la reveladora misiva para que puedan vislumbrar el horror de la ofensiva militar que ha dejado 514 palestinos y 20 israelíes muertos

medico_noruego1

Queridos amigos y amigas:

La noche pasada fue extrema. La “invasión terrestre” de Gaza resultó en decenas de furgones con palestinos y palestinas con todo tipo de heridas, mutilados, destrozados, desangrándose, temblando; de todas las edades, todos civiles, todos inocentes.

Los héroes en las ambulancias y en todos los hospitales de Gaza están trabajando turnos de 12 y 24 horas, grises por el cansancio y la carga inhumana de trabajo (sin haber recibido ningún pago en Shifa en los últimos cuatro meses). Ellos atienden, derivan, tratan de entender el incomprensible caos de cuerpos, de tamaños, de miembros, de seres humanos que caminan, o no pueden caminar, que respiran, que no pueden respirar, que se están desangrando, y que no se desangran. ¡SERES HUMANOS!

Hoy, una vez más tratados como animales por “el ejército más moral del mundo” (sic).

Mi respeto por los heridos es infinito, en su sobria determinación en medio del dolor, la agonía y el shock; mi admiración por el personal y los voluntarios es infinita también; mi cercanía al sumud palestino* me da fuerzas, aunque por momentos solo quiero gritar, abrazar fuerte a alguien, llorar, oler la piel y el cabello cálido de un niño cubierto de sangre, protegernos a nosotros mismos en un abrazo sin fin… pero no nos podemos permitir eso, y ellos tampoco.

Caras llenas de ceniza… ¡Oh, no! Ni más cargas de decenas de mutilados y sangrantes… todavía tenemos lagos de sangre en el suelo en la sala de emergencias, pilas de vendas empapadas en sangre para limpiar… Oh, los limpiadores… en todas partes, quitando rápidamente la sangre y los tejidos descartados, el pelo, la ropa, las cánulas… los restos de la muerte… todo quitado del medio… para ser preparado nuevamente, para que todo se repita. Más de 100 casos llegaron a Shifa en las últimas 24 horas. Ya bastante para un gran hospital bien entrenado y equipado con todo lo necesario, pero aquí… casi no hay nada: no hay electricidad, ni agua, ni materiales desechables, ni medicamentos, ni mesas de operación, ni instrumentos, ni monitores… es como si todo hubiera sido sacado de museos de hospitales del pasado. Pero estos héroes no se quejan. Ponen manos a la obra, como guerreros, de frente, inmensamente resueltos. 

Y mientras les escribo estas palabras, solo, en una cama, derramo lágrimas, cálidas pero inútiles lágrimas de dolor y de pena, de enojo y de miedo. ¡Esto no puede estar pasando!

Y entonces, justo ahora, la orquesta de la máquina de guerra israelí comienza de nuevo su espantosa sinfonía: salvas de artillería desde los barcos de la marina en la costa, los rugientes F16, los drones enfermantes (los “zennanis” árabes), los hummers y los molestos Apaches. Todo, demasiado, hecho y pagado por los Estados Unidos. Señor Obama: ¿tiene usted corazón?

Yo lo invito: pase una noche, solo una noche con nosotros en Shifa. Tal vez disfrazado de limpiador.

Estoy 100 por ciento convencido de que cambiaría la historia. Nadie con corazón y –además– con poder, podría marcharse de una noche en Shifa sin la decisión de ponerle fin a la masacre del pueblo palestino.

Pero los crueles y despiadados han hecho sus cálculos y han planeado otro ataque sobre Gaza.

Los ríos de sangre van a seguir corriendo la próxima noche. Puedo escuchar que han afinado sus instrumentos de muerte. Por favor. Hagan lo que puedan. Esto, ESTO no puede continuar.

Mads Gilbert. MD PhD

Artículo via: http://www.sdpnoticias.com

El autor de la carta, en medio de su tarea - Foto Abid-katib

El autor de la carta, en medio de su tarea – Foto Abid-katib

 
1 comentario

Publicado por en agosto 3, 2014 en Articles, ONG

 

Etiquetas: , ,

Rachel Louise Carson: Her love of nature

Rachel Louise Carson: Her love of nature

I would like to share this great article via The Independent UK about American biologist Rachel Louise Carson. Her investigation and work on environmental conservation got her such important accomplishments as to led to the banning of harmful pesticides in 1972. Hope this helps to discover a little more about the work and dedication of this great woman.

 

 

Tomorrow marks the 107th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Louise Carson, the environmentalist whose research led to the banning of harmful pesticides in 1972.

The American-born marine biologist and writer is best known for her 1962 book Silent Spring, which is credited with launching the global contemporary environmental movement.

Silent Spring focuses on the impact of synthetic pesticides on the environment – with the title referring to the absence of birdsong across swathes of agricultural landscape following the widespread introduction of pesticides and other intensive farming practices.

The book sparked a public outcry, bringing to widespread attention the effects of these chemicals both on the ecosystem and on human health.

Although her research was attacked by chemical companies, a decade after her book was published, and years after her death, her book led to a nationwide ban of DDT, a colourless and crystalline organochloride with insecticidal properties, and other pesticides. 

Silent Spring demonstrated that these pesticides could cause cancer and that their agricultural use was a threat to wildlife, particularly to birds.

A worldwide ban on DDT’s agricultural use was formalised under the Stockholm Convention, but its limited use in disease vector control continues to this day and remains controversial.

tumblr_mnh0129xib1rsg0ato1_500

Other major environmentalists

Carson began her career as a marine biologist and in the 1950s she became a full-time writer, leaving her legacy embodied in books that explore the environment inside out.

Her other writings, besides Silent Spring, are also credited with advancing the global environment movement

She won a National Book Award for the first book of her bestselling trilogy, in which she explores the ocean life, The Sea Around Us, published in 1951. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also successful.

Carson is also credited with being an inspiration for the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, a US government agency focused on protecting human health and the environment.

Carson died on 14 April 1964, aged 56, of a heart attack having had breast cancer for many years.

rachel-carson-with-quote21

 

Full article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/rachel-louise-carson-environmentalist-author-of-silent-spring-whose-work-led-to-pesticides-ban-9436526.html

More Information: www.rachelcarson.org

 

 
Deja un comentario

Publicado por en mayo 26, 2014 en Articles, Nature, ONG

 

Etiquetas:

Audrey Hepburn: Beauty & Humanity

Audrey Hepburn: Beauty & Humanity

Such day like today but in 1929 (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was born actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. A woman whose undeniable talent and freshness would become one of the most extraordinary actresses of all time. Her name is synonymous of beauty and elegance throughout the world coming to become a fashion icon that endures to this day. AudreyHepburn was a cultured and intelligent woman, with defects and virtues like everyone but it is clear that in some people, virtues can be so great and valuable that dwarf any small and absurd flaw or weakness that such an exceptional human being can have.

When I say this, I refer to her exemplary humanitarian work with UNICEF that has left a lasting impression on us, as I’m sure the rest of the world. Having had a rough childhood herself, she dedicated much of her life to giving back and helping less fortunate children in third world countries.

hepburn-1988-unicef-sized

As part of her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador she ventured to places that many of us could only imagine — from Ethiopia and Venezuela to El Salvador and Sudan. Her efforts have seen her awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President G. H. W Bush, and also the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Audrey had two children, Sean Ferrer, from her marriage to fellow actor and director Mel Ferrer and Luca Dotti, from her second marriage to Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti.

b13283add4aa256a61244d762ea77d89

Today, Sean and Luca continue their mother’s legacy through the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. The fund was set up by Sean and Luca, along with Audrey’s long time partner and companion Robert Wolders.

Audrey Hepburn foundation site: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/menu/index.php?idMenu=42

Somalia 1992

 
2 comentarios

Publicado por en mayo 4, 2014 en Actresses, Movies, ONG

 

Etiquetas: , , ,

#niñosdeSiria – Su voz se debe escuchar

#niñosdeSiria – Su voz se debe escuchar

Hola, amigos.

Millones de inocentes llevan ya tres años sufriendo en Siria, sobre todo los niños. Han bombardeado sus casas, escuelas y hospitales. Han destruido su mundo. Llevan 3 años viviendo y soportando la violencia de la guerra, una violencia indiscriminada y atroz. Quienes no se han visto forzados a huir, se encuentran atrapados dentro de un país en ruinas y en condiciones extremas.

 Los #niñosdeSiria no deben morir.

Los #niñosdeSiria no deben soportar ni un día más de sufrimiento físico y emocional.  

Los #niñosdeSiria no pueden pasar más tiempo sin la oportunidad de aprender y sin opciones de futuro.

Si este conflicto no acaba ya puede significar la pérdida de toda una generación de niños sirios, con consecuencias devastadoras para el futuro de Siria y de la región.

No podemos tolerar que siga pasando. Yo no quiero que los #niñosdeSiria sigan sufriendo, no quiero que sigan muriendo.

Únete junto a mí a la campaña de UNICEF en: http://www.unicef.es/generacionsiria

¡Muchas gracias!

Pilar

 
Deja un comentario

Publicado por en febrero 27, 2014 en ONG

 

Etiquetas: , , ,

 
YesterdayAfter

Art Inspiring Magic

JB Art Drawings

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats - Voltaire

authortranslatorOlga

Books, writing, life and everything else

Jet Eliot

Travel and Wildlife Adventures

Armitage Agonistes

A Foray into the Fandom of Richard Armitage

Pocas Luces

Un viaje corto, una vuelta manzana.

The Last Island

Art, Films, Literature, Music, Theatre...and my own stuff as a writer here.

Eltiempohabitado's Weblog

Blog de Julie Sopetrán. Poesía para niños y adultos.

Be ▲rtist - Be ▲rt Magazine

GLOB▲L - M▲G▲ZINE

FROM THE BYGONE

Exploring arts & fashions throughout the past two centuries

Paul Militaru

Photography Portfolio

Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera

... about nothing in particular, because "Candid photography is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get". Photography by Lignum Draco, "The Wood Dragon" since 2013.

Steve McCurry's Blog

Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element. www.stevemccurry.com

Making memories

inesemjphotography

iLUZtración

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013...

yadadarcyyada

Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

ILLUSTRATION AGE

THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE FOR ILLUSTRATORS

Photo Speed

Las fotos de un aficionado

URieLaRtE

“El arte es la expresión de los más profundos sentimientos por el camino más sencillo”

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

ASESINANDO PALABRAS de JhulleRay

Vlogger, Journalism, Rookie Writer, Design, ect.

writerchristophfischer

Books, Reviews and bookish thoughts

Just Olga

Olga's things: writing, reading, translating, stories, life

The Cool Muse / La Musa Molona

"The Cool Muse: Proudly tormenting friends and family with paintings of doubtful quality since MMII" "

Me + Richard Armitage

a frequently irreverent and occasionally cerebral feuilleton of richard armitage studies

Un Lugar para isabel...cine y libros

¡La magia del cine y el placer de los libros!

Galicia Futura

Blogazine Independiente / Abierto 24 horas

Temas de política e historia

Un blog de Andreas Westhues

First Night Design

Art, Design, Theatre, Literature, History, Food, Laughter ...

Siéntate y observa…

Be welcome to the land of all cultural and artistic expression, nature and animals

sara33ia

A fine WordPress.com site

ThorNews

Supplier of Norwegian Culture

TwistedSifter

The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

Dimitris Manousakis

A great WordPress.com site

Moco-choco

TRAVEL, LEISURE AND ART BLOG

Brian Cooney's photography blog.

IRELAND. See What You're Missing.

Jane Austen's World

This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic.