• A girl collects drinking water from a tube-well in Bangladesh.  © UNICEF/NYHQ1998-0191/Noorani

    Bangladesh Bangladesh is at high risk from climate change due to its low lying geography. In order to help deal with its impact, UNICEF has been helping communities at risk of cyclones, floods, droughts and sea level rising, to become more resilient and adapt their infrastructure to climate changes.

  • A family displaced by Cyclone Ivan walks to a temporary shelter in Madagascar © UNICEF/ HQ08-0204/Njaka Rajaonisaona

    Madagascar UNICEF is working in Madagascar to rehabilitate and replace schools affected by cyclones with cyclone-resistant structures, while installing child-friendly and gender-friendly sanitation facilities.  

  • A doctor dispenses medicine at a camp in India.  © UNICEF/ HQ07-1068/Rundrajit Das

    India In India UNICEF has been working with local communities in areas susceptible to flooding in West Bengal to help establish action plans to better prepare for future incidences of flooding. 

  • A girl writes a blackboard in Mauritania. © UNICEF/HQ92-0263/Lauren Goodsmith

    Mauritania In Mauritania, UNICEF is helping improve the school environment by providing and installing solar systems for rural schools.  

  • Children in Mokhotlong, Lesotho.  © UNICEF UK/Lesotho 2007/Anna France-Williams

    Lesotho To ensure that future changes in rainfall do not have such devastating impacts in Lesotho, UNICEF is providing households at risk with the seeds and tools needed to be self-sufficient.