Women, children feeling effects of climate change

Author: The Gleaner [Jamaica], Published on: 2 May 2009

The lives of women and children are particularly being affected by the growing problem of climate change [according to Jamaica's] Deputy Resident Representative of [UNDP], Akiko Fujii...Fujii pointed out that about 50 per cent of children born in Ethiopia during flood periods were likely to become malnourished...[and] 70 per cent of girls missed primary education during the drought in [in India] the 1990s...[She] commended Jamaica...for measures to mitigate the negative impact of climate change...[but urged further action seeing as]...climate change was already affecting the livelihood of Jamaicans [for example, in the fishing industry].

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