More than 90 babies die every week in Europe and Central Asia from causes associated with air pollution
UNICEF urges governments to adopt Air Quality Standards in line with the WHO Air Quality Guidelines, as air pollution is now a prominent cause of death among children across the region
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child calls on states to take action in first guidance on children's rights and the environment, with a focus on climate change
In the face of the deepening climate crisis, the Committee specified obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
UNICEF calls for investment in world’s first child-focused climate risk financing solution
Focusing on eight cyclone-prone countries across multiple regions, the $30 million risk transfer financing platform seeks to support 15 million children, youth and women over an initial three-year pilot.
559 million children currently exposed to high heatwave frequency, rising to all 2.02 billion children globally by 2050
UNICEF warns urgent action is needed to increase funding for adaptation to protect children and vulnerable communities from worsening heatwaves and other climate shocks
Children suffering dire drought across parts of Africa are ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ – warns UNICEF
Number of drought-hit people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia without reliable access to safe water has risen from 9.5 million to 16.2 million in the space of five months, meanwhile children in the Sahel also facing extremely high levels of water vulnerability