Almost every child on earth will suffer from heatwaves by 2050: Unicef
Heatwaves: According to Unicef, children in northern regions will face the most dramatic increases in high heatwave severity while by 2050, nearly half of all children in Africa and Asia will face sustained exposure to extreme high temperatures.
UNICEF warns billions of children at risk from increased heat waves
With increased exposure to heat waves, children are at greater risk of chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and cardiovascular diseases, according to the U.N. children's agency.
Almost every child on Earth will face frequent heat waves by 2050: UNICEF
Nearly all the world’s 2 billion children will be exposed to frequent heat waves by 2050, according to a new report from UNICEF. Already today, around 559 million — or 24 percent — of the world’s children are exposed to high heat wave frequency, or an average of 4.5 or more heat waves annually, the report found. It […]
UNICEF: More than two billion children will witness frequent and prolonged heat waves by 2050
In a new report, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) indicated that in the next 28 years climate change-induced heat waves will become an unavoidable hazard and are set to affect virtually every child on earth. Reportedly, today it affects at least half a billion young people.