On the occasion of the climate summit initiated by US President Joe Biden, Save the Children believes that this may be a stage for listening to the “most vulnerable” children with world leaders.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS)-Save the Children estimates that 710 million children are directly at risk from the greatest impacts of climate change, such as floods, droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. These factors in particular lead to famine, lack of clean water and disease.
Mozambique’s 14-year-old Baptista said that he said: “I can’t forget that we were homeless due to rain and strong winds, without food. I’m very scared,” he said, referring to Kenneth (2019). Kenneth) hurricane passed away.Save the children
The NGO explained in its latest analysis that hundreds of millions of minors living in the areas most devastated by climate change are in turn facing food shortages and rising prices in the local market, which will lead to “improvements to the poorest households”. The destructive impact of
“The climate crisis is the greatest threat to children and the realization of their rights on a global scale. The outbreak of covid-19 has plunged millions of children and their families into poverty and hunger.” Save the Children, Inge Ashes.
He said: “The time to avoid catastrophic climate change is quickly running out. Children’s present and future are at a critical juncture, so they must listen to their opinions and ensure that they participate in the formulation of policies aimed at responding to the climate crisis.” A statement.
As US President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) advocates the climate summit, Save the Children believes that this may be a stage to listen to the “most vulnerable” children with the world leaders who plan to participate. The meeting is scheduled to be held on April 22.
“Children have the least impact on the crisis we face, but they will pay the highest price. We have seen the power of children and young people leading the global campaign against climate change. However, there is still much work to be done: they must listen. Opinion, the government took action based on their opinions, “emphasize Ashing.
The analysis done by Save the Children shows that of the 45 most vulnerable countries to climate change, 70% are located in Africa, where malaria and dengue fever “damage” the smallest country in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
He explained: “In an already very fragile health system, the increase in extreme weather events will bring new risks to your health.”
In other parts of the world, such as Bangladesh, this situation is also very difficult. Bangladesh suffered from floods, hurricanes and sea level rise in childhood; or in Yemen, the impact of climate change is leading to “serious food shortages.” , Putting “the lives of millions of children at risk”.
He recalled: “Although climate change affects all children, children living in areas where poverty or hunger, conflicts or disasters are frequent will suffer the most, and their basic needs will not be met.”
Save the Children warned that “if emergency measures are not taken,” the effects of the climate crisis will recur in the next few decades, complicating the rehabilitation of the poorest families, and they will be forced to flee their homes and become even bigger. The current humanitarian crisis in the most devastated area on the planet.
On the eve of President Biden’s celebration of the climate initiative on April 22, Save the Children took the opportunity to propose a series of measures, such as recognizing that the climate crisis particularly affects children’s rights, or increasing funding for measures to address climate change and impact To the benefit of children.
The NGO also called on children and their issues to be highlighted in discussions on upcoming climate change events, such as the Youth Summit in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
Proposals initiated by NGOs also include increasing funding for the social protection system, such as assistance for pregnant women and children.
He said: “It is necessary for countries to make greater commitments to comply with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to ensure that they are protected from poverty through the general benefits of improving their well-being and enhancing their resilience.” This point was emphasized in the report.