Development of all nations depends on the ability for young children’s healthier growth to become able and energetic youthful persons to catalyse all growth initiatives. Climate Change and urbanisation have been identified as major challenges that will have an increasingly significant impact on wellbeing of the world inhabitants especially children of the developing world in the coming decades.
Possible impacts of climate change may bring malnutrition, and likely stunting growth of children due to droughts. Rainfall reduction induces stunting for children and girls are more vulnerable to problems of climatic change. Malaria prevalence is also associated with rainfall because flooding increases mosquito breeding and can exacerbate the impact of climate variability on malnutrition of children. The policy brief explores the response to emerging challenges in respect to climate related hazards and urbanisation especially related to protecting children rights.
Source: UNICEF publications June 2017