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Environment and climate change

Stories from the field

Stories of the impact climate changes is having on children

 Climate change alters lives in Kenya and Ethiopia - 2011

Chris Niles reports on how climate change is altering the lives of traditional communities in Ethiopia and Kenya, and how UNICEF and  the European Union are working with them on sustainable solutions.

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A child carries crops in a drought-affected region of Madagascar

Failure of seasonal rains leads to hardship and malnutrition in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 27 July 2009 – The dusty south of the country has always been dry, but biannual rains meant farmers could plant and harvest their crops – usually sweet potatoes and maize – twice a year.

It was enough to see them and their families through the lean seasons. But in recent years those rains have failed, once mighty rivers dry to a trickle then crops died and people, especially children, straved. read more...



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