Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens
Three countries of the HOA will be badly affected by El Nino. An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, UNICEF warned today in a press release and briefing note.
World leaders will gather in Paris for the 21st United Nations Climate Conference, also known as COP21, from 30 November to 11 December, 2015. The goal is to reach a universal, binding agreement aimed at limiting global warming by cutting greenhouse emissions.
In advance of COP21, UNICEF will be releasing a report later this month on the impact of climate change on children.