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Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

young teenage brides in the village of nataka on the east coast of mozambique
Young teenage brides in the village of Nataka on the east coast of Mozambique, left to right: Carlina Nortino, 15, Muacheia Amade, 14, Lucia Eusebio, 15, and Fatima Amisse, 14.
Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain/Gethin Chamberlain.

As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty

November 26, 2017 — It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’ Continue reading Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides

Nearly 50 million children ‘uprooted’ worldwide – UNICEF

migrants and refugees
UPROOTED. This file photo taken on September 28, 2015 shows refugees and migrants arriving on the shore of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Aris Messinis/AFP

UNICEF found that 28 million of those children were forcibly displaced by violence and conflict within and across borders, including 10 million child refugees

UNITED NATIONS (Sept. 8, 2016) — Almost 50 million children throughout the world have been “uprooted” from their homes by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading Nearly 50 million children ‘uprooted’ worldwide – UNICEF