Save the Children, AJI, KLKH launch Climate Generation campaign

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The launching of Climate Generation campaign by Save the Children Indonesia at Kemang, Friday (22/4). (IO/Ricardo Ronald)

The study clearly illustrates that children bear the heavy burden of growing up in precarious situations as they are more vulnerable physically, socially and financially.

“Nationwide, the results of ten-year climate forecast show that there will be a reduction in rainfall during El Nino. Based on the prediction of extreme dry weather events in 2020-2025, some regions are expected to experience abnormal extreme weather,” she said.

She cited the report from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) stating that there were 4,650 natural disasters and 99.2% of them were associated with climate and weather factors.

In West Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, for example, the number of refugees due to drought increased significantly from 21,688 people in 2018 to 139,746 people in 2019, a sixfold increase. Many of the affected were children.