Global polycrisis creating uphill battle to end child marriage – UNICEF
Slowing momentum toward eliminating child marriage most acute in sub-Saharan Africa, which is now over 200 years from ending child marriage; 1 in 4 young women still married before 18th birthday in South Asia despite progress
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