유니세프 내용 바로가기 링크

후원자 참여

후원자 참여 이미지

유니세프 후원자님과
함께하는 다양한 활동

MORE

착한상품

착한상품 이미지

지구촌 어린이들에게 희망이
전해지는 착한상품

MORE

자원봉사

자원봉사 이미지

세계 어린이를 위해 활동하는 다양한 유니세프 자원봉사

MORE

뉴스

공지사항

유니세프 총재, 부룬디 영양 문제를 역설하다

2006.11.16
It’s another busy day at the Gatumba therapeutic feeding center on the outskirts of Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. Thirty-six-year-old Merciana looks on anxiously as a nurse examines her severely malnourished two-year-old son Francis. Even though Burundi’s decade long Civil War ended in 2004, families like Merciana’s are still struggling to feed their children. The situation is even more critical now that drought is affecting the northern part of the country. Merciana says she made it to Gatumba just in time to save her child. SOUNDBITE: Merciana: “I thought he was going to die, but ever since we came here, there’s been a lot of improvement.” About half of Burundi’s estimated 3.6 million children are currently suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition. UNICEF’s partner – Italian NGO GVC – runs Gatumba, which feeds and cares for about 550 women and children each month. UNICEF provides feeding canters with therapeutic milk, supplementary feeding, medical equipment, and drugs. On February 28, the Burundi government appealed - through its 2006 emergency plan - for $168 million. Part of the funds will assist with nutrition, health, education, and protection programs especially focusing on children and women. Donors and UN agencies have pledged to fully support the government’s initiative. UNICEF’s executive director Ann M. Veneman visited Gatumba while on a joint mission with the heads of UNHCR and WFP. The purpose of the visit was to consolidate UN efforts and also raise awareness among the international community about the consequences of the nutritional crisis in the Great Lakes region. The new government is facing huge challenges in providing security, basic social services, and education. Peace is necessary for development and development is crucial for lasting peace. It is our collective responsibility to help the government in its efforts to consolidate peace and provide for Burundi’s children. This is Okwudinno Okoh reporting for UNICEF. For every child, advance humanity. *** Asset Name : UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman underlines nutritional issues in Burundi Asset Duration: 02 min 19 secs Shoot City: Gatumba Shoot Country: Burundi Shoot Date: Mar 3 2006
후원하기