The recent disasters all over the world have led to more talk of the disaster scenarios created by the climate crisis for our future. The more we face its effects, the more we understand its reality and seriousness. climate crisis, has already begun to affect nature and human life irreversibly.
Working on the effects of the crisis on children and their future UNICEF, examined the issue over perhaps the most critical point to be evaluated and published a report with shocking results.
”Every child in the world will be exposed to at least one of the disasters such as flood, fire or epidemic”:
According to the report prepared by UNICEF with the “Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI)” measurement, approximately Each of 2.2 billion children mudollarska will experience at least one of the afedollarser caused by the climate crisis. Again, according to the information in the report, approximately 1 billion of them are “very high risk” lives in countries and is at great risk.
Especially 1.2 billion children living in countries where there is severe poverty and where health care services are limited, will feel the effects of the climate crisis much more severely. African countries such as the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau most risky countries; The countries with the lowest risk are Iceland, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Our country is among the ‘medium-high risk’ countries. and ranks 97th out of 163 countries in the world ranking.
The numbers are shocking:
According to UNICEF’s report number of children to be affected 920 million and the number of children affected by heat waves is 820 million. In addition, 1 billion children are increasingly from air pollution, while 600 million children are at risk of contracting epidemic diseases such as malaria.
The report is also a inequality and injustice also reveals it. While the countries that are among the “high risk countries” in the report are responsible for only 9 percent of global carbon emissions, only one of the 10 countries that are the main responsible of global emissions is on the list of “high risk” countries.