近2萬兒童徒步穿越中美洲危險叢林 人數創紀錄

2021-10-12 18:42

近2萬兒童徒步穿越中美洲危險叢林 人數創紀錄

聯合國兒童基金會(UNICEF)今天表示,今年有近1萬9000名兒童穿越哥倫比亞和巴拿馬之間危險重重的叢林「達連隘口」(Darien Gap),想要前往美國,創下新紀錄。

UNICEF表示,這個數字「幾乎是過去5年合計的3倍之多」。

根據報告,將近20%穿越叢林的移民是兒童,其中半數不到5歲。

達連隘口是移民從南美洲前往美國的主要路徑之一,但毒販及人口販子等武裝組織常在這座叢林四處流竄。

UNICEF表示,「徒步穿越達連隘口的移民兒童人數創下新高紀錄」,這座叢林「對於嘗試抵達北美的移民來說,是最危險的地方之一」。

UNICEF表示:「在這座茂密的熱帶森林裡,帶著孩子的移民家庭特別容易遭受暴力,包括性侵、人口販賣和犯罪團夥的勒索。」

「穿越達連隘口的孩子也有可能染上腹瀉、呼吸系統疾病、脫水和其他需要立即照料的疾病。」

此外,野生動物、昆蟲及缺乏安全飲水等,又讓試圖穿越叢林的問題更嚴重。

2021年,至少已有5名兒童被發現命喪叢林;在沒有雙親陪伴下抵達巴拿馬的兒童及新生兒則超過150名,比2020年增加近20倍。

UNICEF拉美暨加勒比海區域主任高夫(Jean Gough)說:「每個徒步穿越達連隘口的孩子都是倖存者。我們在現場的團隊以前從未看過這麼多年幼孩子穿越達連隘口,而且經常沒有大人陪伴。」

高夫表示,這個問題必須被視為整個區域的人道危機。

巴拿馬移民機關統計,今年至9月為止,已逾9萬1000名移民從哥倫比亞穿越這座面積達57萬5000公頃的叢林,抵達巴拿馬。

踏上這條險路的移民多半是海地人和古巴人,分別有5萬6676人和1萬2870人,也有一些來自更遙遠的非洲或亞洲。

10月12日是巴西黑人聖母阿帕雷西達日暨兒童節,但巴西一項調查指出,約1880萬名14歲以下兒童三餐不繼,其中超過半數生活在極端貧窮中,每天生活費不到1.25美元。

COVID-19(2019冠狀病毒疾病)大流行期間,高失業率、經濟危機、社會援助不足和糧食價格上漲等因素,加劇巴西的貧窮和饑餓問題,近2000萬巴西人受影響

,尤其是有孩子的家庭,影響更嚴重。由於兒童正處於發展的關鍵階段,饑餓可能留下長期影響,有時甚至是一輩子。

巴西玩具協會基金會(Fundação Abrinq)估計,至少有910萬名14歲以下兒童生活在極端貧窮中,每天生活費不到1.25美元。實際上,這可能意味著他們處於糧食不安全的困境,因為家庭沒有足夠的錢確保三餐。

基金會健康部門主管歐托尼(Cíntia Otoni)指出,這些孩子早已經生活在糧食不安全的困境中,COVID- 19大流行降低家庭收入,導致情況惡化,生活在極端貧窮的兒童人數增加。

巴西工會間社會經濟研究統計部門(Dieese)指出,目前平均月入一個基本薪(約200美元)的家庭,花費55%的收入只夠買1名成人需要的基本糧食。

聯合國兒童基金會(Unicef)2021年5月完成的一項調查也指出,COVID-19大流行以來,56%的巴西成人收入降低,家中有兒童或青少年且收入減少的成人比例更達64%。

Unicef 駐巴西代表包爾(Florence Bauer)10月6日在巴西兒童科學中心(NCPI)舉行的一場研討會中表示,雖然兒童不是直接受到COVID-19影響的群體,仍因疫情對家庭帶來的社會經濟衝擊,間接受到影響。

包爾還指出,疫情惡化攝入食物的品質,29%的巴西家庭食用更多工業化食品,22%喝更多的含糖飲料,18%攝入更多速食品。

這些食物比較便宜且容易取得,但通常對健康有害,因為沒有營養,只有過量的鈉、糖和脂肪。也就是說,除了沒有為兒童提供新鮮食物中的營養物質外,還促使兒童發展出肥胖、糖尿病和其他長期健康問題。

巴西地理統計局(IBGE)指出,過去12個月價格上漲超過30%的紅肉富含鐵質,是兒童特別重要的營養物質

,缺鐵質(或貧血)可能影響發育,使他們更容易遭受病菌感染。

包爾指出,巴西兒童的營養狀況已經令人擔憂,約1/3的兒童有貧血問題,如果成長階段沒有足夠的營養,可能會對餘生造成健康影響。

聖保羅大學教學研究所(Insper)公共政策管理中心經濟學家費柳(Naercio Menezes Filho)指出,成長發育受阻的兒童日後在求學、覓職和創業等方面,都可能遭遇到更大困難。

費柳表示,貧窮增加,以及COVID-19大流行期間基本保健和教育服務中斷,也可能加劇巴西社會經濟不平等問題,特別是北部和東北部地區處於弱勢的黑人、黑白混血和原住民家庭。

雖然所有社會階層在COVID-19大流行期間都發生失業情況,但大多數被裁員者都是教育程度較低者,就算現在經濟開始逐步恢復,受教育程度較低的群體返回勞動力市場的難度也較大。

父母有無能力為子女提供較好的生活條件,也直接反映在他們相信子女有朝一日能否脫貧。巴西FGV基金會一項調查指出,COVID-19大流行期間40%最貧窮的受訪者中,有11%不相信他們的子女有機會學習和成長。

隨著多數人接種COVID-19疫苗,經濟逐步恢復,基金會經濟學家尼瑞(Marcelo Neri)強調公共政策幫助低收入家庭脫困的重要性,以創造一個機會更平等的社會。

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