UNICEF: Millions of children displaced due to extreme weather events
06 October 2023 | 9:30 am
A new UN report says that more than 43 million children were uprooted between 2016 and 2021 due to weather disasters fuelled by climate change.
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At least seven children were killed in eastern Congo on Saturday after a fire broke out at camp for people displaced by flooding, local official Thomas Bakenga said. Hundreds of families had been living in makeshift huts at the refuge in the town of Kalehe since May, when devastating floods destroyed their homes in the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi in South Kivu province.
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