Children in developing countries are among the hardest hit by climate change, despite being the least responsible for it. Climate change denies children their rights to health, education, to a childhood and to be treated fairly.

In parts of sub-Saharan Africa, it has already impacted on agriculture, leading to an increase in malnutrition among children. This is wrong. UNICEF works to put it right, helping communities adapt to the impacts of climate change now.

 
A four-year-old boy holds a bare sorghum stalk in a field © UNICEF/NYHQ2002-0297/Pirozzi
A four-year-old boy holds a bare sorghum stalk in a field that has been decimated by drought in Zimbabwe.© UNICEF/NYHQ2002-0297/Pirozzi