Climate change has truly devastating effects on children around the world. Disasters like floods and droughts can damage homes and schools, cause psychological trauma, and lead to food shortages, hunger and malnutrition.
Climate change was not created by children – yet it is children who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change disasters. Future generations will suffer at the hands of our worsening and hostile climate.
You can make a difference.
This year UNICEF UK campaigners will be continuing their hard work on climate change for the world’s children. We will be keeping up the pressure on the UK Government to recognise the devastating consequences climate change has on children. As part of the Enough Food IF campaign, we are calling on the UK Government to fix the broken food system and stop children going to bed hungry because of the impacts of climate change.
Climate change means millions of children go to bed hungry. It shouldn't be like this. Make sure the UK Government doesn't duck out of its promise on climate change, by emailing the Climate Change Minister Edward Davey ahead of key meetings in May and June.
Thank you to everyone who sent a tweet to Justine Greening or commented on Facebook about protecting children from climate change and hunger. DFID has now responded highlighting the impact of climate change on children.