Climate Landscape Analysis For Children And Young People In Iraq


Fatima, 22, is a finance student at Basra University. With EU funding, she participated in UNICEFsupported Youth Participatory Action Research.
UNICEF/Hussein Faleh


Iraq is ranked 61st out of 163 countries on UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index, and the United Nations Global Environment Outlook 6 (GEO-6) ranks it the fifth most vulnerable country to water and food shortages and extreme temperatures. These rankings reflect the significant climate change risks faced by children in Iraq.

With nearly 60 per cent of Iraqis under the age of 25, it is imperative for all stakeholders to work to mitigate the impact of climate change on children and young people’s health, education and protection, and empower them as agents of change to secure a prosperous future for the country.

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