Heatwave threat impacts half of all children in Europe and Central Asia

Half of all children in Europe and Central Asia, 92 million, are exposed to high heatwave frequency, or double the global average, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday in a new policy brief.   https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/07/1139092
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Heatwave threat impacts half of all children in Europe and Central Asia
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Heatwaves and high temperatures threatening young lives in South Asia: UNICEF

07 Aug 2023

Three-quarters of children in South Asia are already exposed to extreme high temperature compared to only one in three globally, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, urging authorities to do more to help them beat the heat.

UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

09 Mar 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Thursday, calling for more robust support for boys and girls at risk of poverty and social exclusion. 

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Surge in poverty-stricken children in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

17 Oct 2022

Rising inflation and the Ukraine war have triggered a 19 per cent increase in child poverty across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), published on Monday, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.