24 Oct 2016, TRF
Schools in flood-prone Pakistan are proving particularly vulnerable to worsening extreme weather and shifting rainfall patterns linked to climate change. About 10,000 schools were damaged or destroyed in mega-floods in 2010, and 10,000 more by 2015. Efforts to cut child deaths include new construction standards for schools, evacuation drills and climate risk curriculum.
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