Urgent action urged by UNICEF to reduce pollution on children

What is happening?
Pollution matters for the sake of children that are breathing toxic air.

Who is affected?
One in seven of the world’s children says UNICEF

Where?
We could take the examples of Marrakesh in Morocco next week where leaders from UNICEF will urge world leadaers to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries.
South Asia has the largest number of children living in these areas, at 620 million, with Africa following at 520 million children.
The East Asia and Pacific region has 450 million children living in areas that exceed guideline limits.
Without forgetting that two billion children live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds minimum air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization.

When?
Cop 22 Marrakesh Climate Change Conference Morocco November 2016

Why?
Air pollution is a major contributing factor in the deaths of many children under five every year.
No society is supposed to ignore air pollution, considering that we make it ourselves and that is how it could easily affect our own children.

Post Author: Hiba Haraq

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My name is Hiba, I am the joint editor of the MIUC magazine, that is an online magazine by and for students, focusing on life in Marbella, night or daily routine - in particular for the new students who will come to the university. Still a student at Marbella International University Centre, hoping to graduate with a Media & Journalism degree, and passionate about photography, landscapes and people.

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