Children & youth

Child-centred disaster risk reduction, child protection, orphans, information and participation of children and youth, impact of disasters on children and youth.

Latest Children & youth additions in the Knowledge Base

Bangladeshi woman washing clothes in a flooded house
The findings reveal the long term public health burden of environmental hazards that are predicted to worsen under climate change.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
In the face of extreme heat, there are clear, actionable steps that individuals, caregivers, and policymakers can implement to reduce risks and improve health outcomes for expecting mothers and infants.
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Extreme rainfall induces rural households to choose immediate benefits over long-run investments in education by increasing the incidence of child labor and household chores at the expense of school attendance.
This document highlights that very few countries’ climate change response plans mention maternal or child health.
Indian woman with her child on the street New Delhi
Pregnant women, babies and children face extreme health risks from climate catastrophes that warrant urgent attention, according to a Call for Action released today by United Nations (UN) agencies
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Health Organization (WHO)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The floating village on the water of Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.
The health consequences of temporary hospital closures have lasting effects on children. This worsening of children’s health could be critical in a country where 32 out of 100 children are stunted and at risk of cognitive and physical limitations.
World Bank, the
Flooding, Bentiu, South Sudan
An anticipatory action project in Maban, South Sudan, strengthens children's skills in reducing the risks and impacts of potential disasters in their communities, by forming disaster risk reduction clubs led by children in ten schools.
Save the Children International
A girl lines up for water in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The climate changed world – with dwindling water supply and inadequate water services – is also changing children, altering their mental and physical health, new report warns.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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