Children are most vulnerable to the changing climate
Climate change is the greatest threat facing the world’s children and young people. One billion children are at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of climate change. That is nearly half of all children.
The changing climate is increasing the intensity and frequency of disasters like droughts and floods, and people and communities who are poorer are less likely to be able to prepare for such events. This means people are affected more severely, poverty deepens, and the cycle continues.
Increasingly frequent climate shocks impact crop production, destroying families’ livelihoods and reducing the availability of food. Children are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Instead of getting an education or living in a safe home, children are facing the global hunger crisis, which then increases the risks of child sexual exploitation and child marriage.
We’re protecting children facing climate change
World Vision is supporting the most vulnerable families and communities to become more resilient to the effects of climate change.
Last year, our emergency responses helped over 1.7 million people in 18 countries – over 900,000 of them were children. Our response to climate-related events included the provision of water, food, medical care, and farming techniques.
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