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Climate Change

Children in Vietnam, Philippines face high climate risks: report

UNICEF urges countries to develop infrastructure to minimize impact

A car washed away by floods caused by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines in 2020.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Children in Vietnam, the Philippines and other Asian nations face growing risks from natural disasters resulting from climate change, a UNICEF report found, showing a need to develop infrastructure to minimize the impacts.

According to the report, "Over the Tipping Point," published in May, 204 million children -- 41% of those under age 18 in the East Asia and Pacific region, from Mongolia and China to Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific island nations -- face five or more types of shocks and stresses related to climate change, greater than the global average of 14%.

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