La educación de miles de niños mexicanos está en riesgo tras los terremotos

UNICEF solicitó a la comunidad internacional 4,6 millones de dólares para apoyar la respuesta humanitaria en México

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On 9 September 2017 in Oaxaca, Mexico, adolescent volunteers from San Blas Atempa help to remove debris and clear the streets of San Mateo del Mar affected by the earthquake. On 7 September at 11:49 pm, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico’s coast of Chiapas, which heavily affected neighbouring state Oaxaca and slightly affected other parts of the country, including Mexico City. More than 120 municipalities in Chiapas and 41 others in Oaxaca have been declared under a state of emergency. The Ministry of Education declared that all schools are closed in the capital and in the affected areas. Some schools were reported to be damaged in the two most affected states. Hospitals in Chiapas and Oaxaca have been severely affected and according to the Ministry of Health patients were evacuated and the Children’s Hospital and Regional Hospital of Chiapas were closed. At least 8 hospitals in total were damaged in Chiapas. Over two million children live in the 166 municipalities that have been declared under a state of emergency by the Mexican Government, and it is crucial for them to resume their normal lives as soon as possible following the 8.1 magnitude earthquake. On 9 September 2017, UNICEF sent three Rapid Assessment Teams to the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca to assess the situation of children affected by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 7 September 2017 and determined that it is a matter of priority for children and adolescents to receive psychosocial support and all the necessary help to return to school as soon as possible. The Mexican authorities have the institutional capacity to ensure that children resume their schooling through mobile classrooms in the case of those schools that have suffered damages, and UNICEF is ready to support their efforts through its School in a Box programme, which the organisation implements in emergency situations at global level. UNICEF will present a full p

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Cerca de 5.100 escuelas en México fueron dañadas o destruidas tras los dos terremotos que golpearon al país en menos de dos semanas, poniendo en riesgo la educación de miles de niños, informó el Fondo de la ONU para la Infancia (UNICEF).

Un total de siete millones de menores viven en zonas afectadas por los sismos que dejaron al menos 223 muertos y causaron severos daños a la infraestructura de varias ciudades.

“Es esencial encontrar soluciones urgentes para regresar a los niños a clases tan pronto como sea posible, tanto para asegurar su futuro como para ofrecerles un sentido de normalidad después de esta traumática experiencia”, aseguró Christian Skoog, representante de UNICEF en México.

La agencia de la ONU se encuentra trabajando con sus asociados en las áreas más afectadas por los terremotos para establecer escuelas temporales, promover directrices de seguridad escolar, capacitar a los maestros en apoyo psicosocial y distribuir suministros educativos.

UNICEF solicitó a la comunidad internacional 4,6 millones de dólares para apoyar la respuesta humanitaria en México y garantizar que los niños tengan cubiertas sus necesidades urgentes de salud y protección.

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