1. Children living in conflict zones
Nearly 200 million children live in the world’s deadliest war zones, the highest number in more than a decade – and a 20% increase from 162 million a year ago.
Many of these children are already on the front lines of climate change and battling life-threatening hunger crises.
This spike was caused in part by outbreaks of violence in mozambiqueas good as ongoing conflicts in Afghanistanthe ground floor, Nigeriaand Yemen, who are already on the front lines of the worst impacts of climate change and facing life-threatening hunger crises.
Today in Ukraineat least 7.5 million children are at grave risk of physical violence, severe emotional distress and displacement due to conflict.
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