Unicef: One billion children at 'extremely high risk' from climate crisis

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In February 2021 Indonesia’s capital Jakarta was hit by severe monsoon floods that forced more than 1,000 residents to evacuate | Credit: Unicef
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In February 2021 Indonesia’s capital Jakarta was hit by severe monsoon floods that forced more than 1,000 residents to evacuate | Credit: Unicef

UN agency's first ever child-focused climate risk assessment index reveals scale of youth vulnerability to events such as cyclones, heatwaves or flooding, and the lack of essential services to help them

More than half of all children on the planet live in the 33 countries at greatest peril from the climate crisis, putting one billion of them at "exteremly high risk", Unicef has warned In its first...

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