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170,000 Kids Forced Out of Homes as Violence Spikes in Haiti

По последним данным ЮНИСЕФ, в январе этого года уже около 314 000 человек оказались перемещены по всей стране, в основном в Порт-о-Пренсе и департаменте Артибонит, при этом половина из них, по оценкам, дети. Менее чем за две недели почти 2500 человек – большинство из них женщины и дети – покинули свои дома из-за столкновений в столице Гаити. Нынешняя ситуация создает огромную нагрузку на и без того ограниченные ресурсы социальных служб и принимающих сообществ.

По словам представителя ЮНИСЕФ на Гаити Бруно Маеса, дети и их семьи постоянно находятся в страхе из-за жестокого насилия вокруг них, потери близких и разрушения домов. Дети лишены самого важного: продовольствия, здравоохранения, образования и возможности просто быть ребенком, добавил Маес.

Сообщения, полученные ЮНИСЕФ, свидетельствуют о масштабном кризисе и серьезных нарушениях прав детей. Юные жители Гаити часто попадают под перекрестный огонь, в том числе по дороге в школу. Кроме того, участились случаи принудительной вербовки детей вооруженными группировками, в то время как другие несовершеннолетние присоединяются к бандам из-за лишений и отчаяния.

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Из-за насилия и протестов по всей стране приостановили работу сотни школ. Также стало намного сложнее получить доступ к основным социальным услугам и гуманитарной помощи.

«Мировое сообщество обязано обеспечить более благополучное и безопасное будущее для детей и молодежи», – сказал Маес.

ЮНИСЕФ оказывает помощь в пострадавших районах Гаити, в том числе детям, разлученным со своими семьями, и детям, пострадавшим от насилия. В сотрудничестве с партнерами Детский фонд ООН обеспечивает доступ к медицинской помощи, психосоциальной поддержке и безопасным убежищам, где дети могут начать процесс восстановления. 

По оценкам ЮНИСЕФ, в 2024 году три миллиона детей Гаити будут нуждаться в гуманитарной помощи и защите из-за эскалации насилия, нехватки еды, распространения холеры и коллапса основных услуг. 

Гаити – беднейшая страна Западного полушария – сталкивается с дополнительными проблемами на фоне текущего кризиса. Для эффективного реагирования на гуманитарные потребности страны в 2024 году ЮНИСЕФ запрашивает 221,7 миллиона долларов.

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  1. It’s heartbreaking to hear about the escalating violence in Haiti forcing so many children to leave their homes. The situation described in the article highlights the urgent need for global support to provide a safer future for these vulnerable children and youth. The impact of such violence on their access to basic necessities like food, healthcare, and education is devastating. We must come together as a global community to address this crisis and protect the rights of children in Haiti.

  2. It’s heartbreaking to see the escalating violence in Haiti forcing so many children to flee their homes. The situation is putting immense strain on already limited social services and host communities. Children and their families are living in constant fear due to the violence, loss of loved ones, and destruction of homes. They are deprived of basic necessities like food, healthcare, education, and the simple joy of being a child. The reports from UNICEF highlight a massive crisis and grave violations of children’s rights. It’s crucial for the global community to ensure a safer and brighter future for the children and youth affected by this crisis.

  3. It’s heartbreaking to see the escalation of violence in Haiti forcing so many children out of their homes. The situation is putting immense strain on already limited social services and host communities. Children are living in constant fear, deprived of the most basic necessities and robbed of their childhood. The international community must ensure a safer and brighter future for the children and youth affected by this crisis.

  4. As a mother, it breaks my heart to hear about the children in Haiti being forced out of their homes due to violence. The international community must step up to ensure the safety and well-being of these young ones. No child should have to live in fear and deprivation. It’s a humanitarian crisis that demands urgent attention and action.

  5. These heartbreaking statistics highlight the urgent need for international assistance to provide a safer future for the children of Haiti. The violence and disruptions have deprived them of their basic rights and childhood. It’s crucial to address this crisis and ensure the well-being of the younger generations.

  6. Could you provide more information on the support being given to these displaced children in Haiti?

    1. Of course, AlexaJohnson. The UNICEF is currently providing a range of support to the displaced children in Haiti, including essential supplies like food, healthcare, and education. They are also working to create safe spaces for children to recover and receive psychosocial support. It’s crucial to ensure these children have the resources they need to thrive amidst such challenging circumstances.

  7. It’s heartbreaking to see the impact of violence on children in Haiti. The current situation is putting immense strain on already limited social services and host communities. Children are living in constant fear, deprived of basic necessities and robbed of their childhood. It’s crucial for the international community to ensure a safer and more prosperous future for the youth in Haiti.

  8. How can we ensure the safety and well-being of these children forced out of their homes in Haiti amidst the escalating violence?

    1. To ensure the safety and well-being of these children in Haiti, we need coordinated efforts from international organizations, governments, and local communities. This includes providing secure shelters, access to essential services, psychosocial support, and education opportunities. It’s crucial to address the root causes of violence and instability to create a more secure future for all children affected.

  9. According to the latest data from UNICEF, around 314,000 people have already been displaced across the country, mostly in Port-au-Prince and the Artibonite department, with an estimated half of them being children. In less than two weeks, nearly 2,500 people – mostly women and children – have fled their homes due to clashes in the capital of Haiti. The current situation is putting immense strain on already limited resources of social services and host communities. Children and their families are in constant fear due to the violence around them, the loss of loved ones, and the destruction of homes, mentioned Bruno Maes, UNICEF representative in Haiti.The messages received by UNICEF indicate a massive crisis and serious violations of children’s rights. Young residents of Haiti are often caught in the crossfire, including on their way to school. Furthermore, there is an increase in cases of forced recruitment of children by armed groups, while other minors join gangs due to deprivation and despair. Violence and protests nationwide have led to the closure of hundreds of schools. Access to essential social services and humanitarian aid has also become significantly harder. “The international community must ensure a more prosperous and safer future for children and youth,” said Maes. UNICEF is providing assistance in rebuilding and supporting…

  10. How can we ensure the safety and well-being of these displaced children in such a volatile situation?

  11. How can we ensure the safety and well-being of these children in such a dire situation?

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