According to UNICEF’s “Children Displaced in a Changing Climate” report, 43 million children have been forced to leave their homes because of extreme weather events between 2016 and 2021. The report has predicted that 100 million more children will be displaced over the next 30 years due to climate change. UNICEF has stated that:
• More needs to be done to help children affected by climate change.
• 95% of the children displaced were due to floods and storms.
• Two million children were displaced due to droughts and wild-fires.
• The highest number of children displaced were recorded from China and the Philippines.
The report has asked governments to protect children from the adverse effects of climate change, help them prepare to deal with climate change, increase participation of children in conversations about climate change, and give priority to children and young people when preparing action plans.
UNICEF is an organisation that works to help children around the world.
Have you felt the effects of climate change where you live?
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