Climate change: 490 million Children in Africa most Vulnerable

Somali children among those affected by climate change in Africa

Somalilandsun: Around 490 million children under the age of 18 in 35 African countries are at the highest risk of suffering the impact of climate change, warned Save the Children International, a child rights non-profit.

Sub-Saharan Africa has 35 of the 45 countries globally at highest climate risk, found the global NGO in an analysis.

Chad, Somalia, Central African Republic, Eritrea and Democratic Republic of the Congo are the least capable of adapting to the impact of climate change.

Of the 750 million children in 45 countries likely to be most affected by climate risk, 210 million are in three South Asian nations — Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

In an  analysis  based on the most recent Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) index.the countries have been ranked  by their vulnerability to climate disruptions and their readiness or capacity to adapt to climate chang HERE