CLIMATE CRISIS: 710 Million Children Live in Countries at High Risk

Save the Children warns that drastic action is needed to ensure children and their families can cope with current and future climate shocks

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 18, 2021)—An estimated 710 million childrenlive in the 45 countries that are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, Save the Children warned today. Floods, droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events will have an especially deep impact on vulnerable children and their families.  

Children in these countries will, for example, be impacted by food shortages, diseases and other health threats, water scarcity, or be at risk from rising water levels—or a combination of these factors.