Almost 1 in 2 Haitian young people does not know about climate change effects
A recent poll conducted by UNICEF reveals the impact of climate change on adolescents and youths.
The recent U-Report poll on climate change effects has given the opinion of 1,803 adolescents and young people, mostly 15 to 25 years old, 54 percent of whom were young boys.
44% of young people are not informed about the effects of climate change and the vulnerability linked to cyclones, floods, landslides, etc.
66% of adolescents and young people have been victims of hurricanes, cyclones, floods, landslides or drought in the past five years.
42% have experienced loss of material or human lives related to natural disasters in their community, and 31% have experienced such losses in their own family.
After a natural disaster hit their community, 51% of young people have received no assistance from the authorities or humanitarian organizations.
77% of young people use solar energy, recycle plastic, reforest, clean the beaches to protect the environment.
43% do not know how to reduce the risks linked to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, landslides, etc.