why are 1 billion children at risk?

Hinatea Chatal 4 minutes
Children at risk Climate change
Forced child labor has increased to 160 million the number of working children. A first in 20 years!

The the consequences of climate change are dramatic for human beings and especially for children. According to the NGO KidsRights (which translates to “children’s rights” in French), one billion children are threatened by the effects of climate change. The study shows that the level of The lives of miners around the world have not improved over the past 10 years.

First, the global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus has had a negative impact on children’s health, sometimes deprived of food or medicine. In its annual report, the Dutch NGO reveals that the disruptions in the field of health, linked to the pandemic, have caused the death of 286,000 children in less than 5 years.

The “KidsRights Index”, the study published every yearranks with UN data, 185 countries based on respect for the international convention on the rights of the child. In 2022, the countries that most respect children’s rights are: Iceland, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands. While the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Chad come last.

An alarming report “for our generations of children current and future”, wrote Marc Dullaert, founder and president of KidsRights in a press release published Wednesday, October 19. “A rapidly changing climate today threatens their future and their fundamental rights“, he explains.

It’s here first time in 20 years that the number of working children has increased. 8.4 million children in addition to work constraints in the space of the last 4 years. That is a total of 160 million children exploited at workreveals the KidsRights Index in collaboration with Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, taken over by the media LePoint.

“There’s no no significant progress in the standard of living of the children over the past decade and, in addition, their livelihoods have been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic“, adds Marc Dullaert. The study does not only focus on the negative. It also highlights the progress of some countries.

This is the case of Angola which has succeeded in reducing child mortality by more than half in less than 5 years. Bangladesh has seen the number ofunderweight children under 5 years of age halving. And the number of accidents of children at work almost decreased by 50% in Bolivia.

In contrast, other countries that have found solutions such as Nigeria, ranked 175 out of 185, because the The death rate of mothers during childbirth is particularly high. Montenegro is 49th because the vaccination rate is low in this country

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