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World News September 3, 2023

UN says children in Africa at high risk from climate change

UNICEF’s report highlights Africa’s children as highly vulnerable to climate change, receiving only 2.4% of global climate funding. The study reveals that children in 48 out of 49 African countries face high climate risk due to exposure and vulnerability. Nations like Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea, Somalia, and Guinea-Bissau are most at risk. The report criticizes the inadequate allocation of climate funds, with just 2.4% supporting child-focused efforts, averaging $71 million annually. Collaborative efforts are underway to create green jobs and bolster climate resilience, but the report emphasizes the need for greater investment in Africa’s youth to combat climate challenges amid persistent social issues.

Source – CGTN

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