UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Guatemala: Impact of Climate Change and the Economic Crisis on Children and Adolescents

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AUTHOR Aridane Hernández
ORGANIZATION UNICEF
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2010
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

In Guatemala, both the effects of climate change and the global financial and economic crisis have led to a "perfect storm" that has had many consequences for children and adolescents and could limit the achievement of their full potential. In this document you will find facts, figures and testimonials from people who are suffering the brunt of these two phenomena, which originated outside the country but have severely affected it.

The "perfect storm" resulting from rising prices, the difficult economic and financial situation, climate change and loss of employment opportunities has consequences for the country's population, some of which are reported here. This has increased the number of hungry people, affected their health and exposed them to increased vulnerability and abuse in a context of impunity, among others.


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