“Villagers stand on jute plants surrounding a flooded house in the Gaibandha District of Bangladesh. The country is among the most vulnerable to increased flooding with climate change. “
(PHOTOGRAPH BY JONAS BENDIKSEN, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION)
(JONAS BENDIKSEN攝影，NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION）
CTW is proud to be a part of UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program. WASH works in over 100 countries worldwide. Helping improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. In times of crisis children are particularly vulnerable.
Climate change poses a new threat to child survival and development. Over the next 10 years it’s predicted climate change will affect 175 million children a year. As a result of threats to water, sanitation and food security.
The effects of climate change are first felt through water. Through droughts, floods and storms. These disasters can destroy water supplies and toilets or contaminate precious water supplies. This puts the lives of millions of children at risk.
Many of the regions most at risk already have very low levels of access to clean water and proper sanitation. And the 60 million children living in these areas are vulnerable. They need access to sustainable water sources and improved sanitation. So that in times of crisis and times of stability, every child gets the chance to survive and grow.
“Clean the World Foundation represents WASH on the UN Global Impact council. Contributing to the design and development of the WASH programs around the world.”