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Warming Affects Poor Children Most

Posted by terres on April 30, 2008

Climate enhanced diseases could claim 20 percent more deaths among poor children

“Those who have contributed least to climate change – the world’s poorest children – are suffering the most,” said the director of Unicef UK.

Bangladeshi Children and adults move through a flood stricken area.
[Photo Credit: University of Alabama]

UNICEF report “Our Climate, Our Children, Our Responsibility” says that increases in floods, droughts and insect-borne disease are affecting health, education and welfare of children in poor countries.

The environmental changes will expand the range and spread of deadly diseases like malaria, which already claims the lives of 800,000 children, and may increase the number of victims by about 20 percent. (Source)

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