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Om vi inte agerar

What could happen if we don’t take action in time?

Extreme weather and higher temperatures

Drought, flooding and natural disasters affect everyone on Earth, but children’s rights in poor countries are affected the most.

Hunger

The number of hungry and undernourished children is expected to rise by 20–25 million by the year 2050.

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Malaria and dengue fever will spread faster.

Disease

Waterborne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea, and malaria and dengue fever will increase and spread faster to more areas of the world. More children will become sick and die.

War and conflict

Inequalities and poverty increase the risk of violence and war. This affects children, particularly girls, the most.

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Children, like this girl in Pakistan, may be forced to work, instead of getting an education.

Economic crisis

Poor children will get sicker and go hungry, and sometimes end up homeless. Children will also be forced to work instead of getting an education. Girls have to quit school first.

Refugee crisis

Many children have to leave their homes when villages and towns become uninhabitable. War and conflict also force families with children to flee their homes. Children’s schooling and health are affected, particularly their mental health.

Top image taken by Kate Lamb, during floods in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2013. Other images by WCPF.

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