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
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.
Cop 22 Marrakesh Climate Change Conference Morocco November 2016
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.