222 million children in India face double threat of climate disaster, poverty: Report

Updated: Oct 26 2022 7:08PM

New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) About 51 per cent of children in India are living under the dual impacts of poverty and the climate emergency, according to a new study.

There are almost 350 million children across Asia, including 222 million in India, who are gripped by both grinding poverty and climate disaster, the 'Generation Hope: 2.4 billion reasons to end the global climate and inequality crisis' report stated.

Developed by child rights NGO Save the Children and climate modelling from researchers at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, it also stated that Cambodia topped the list of Asian countries most likely to face this "double threat", with 72 per cent of children in the country affected, followed by Myanmar (64 per cent) and Afghanistan (57 per cent).