The proposal, called Today and Tomorrow, combines financing of programs to improve climate resilience and prevent disaster risks as well as prepare against these events, especially protection of minors, through a platform of resources provided by the insurance market. Is. ,
For the time being, it focuses on eight countries in different regions (Bangladesh, Comoros, Haiti, Fiji, Madagascar, Mozambique, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) that are prone to cyclones and affected about 15 million children, youth and women in the initial three periods. wants to support. years.
According to Karin Hulshoff, Executive Director of the UNICEF Alliance, she recalled that the world knows that more and more climate disasters are coming, but it is not known when and where they will occur.
He assured that children and youth are very vulnerable populations and most affected by extreme weather events, as shown by UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index, which estimates that 400 million children are currently exposed to storms.
The project requires $30 million, for which UNICEF has invited donors and public and private agents to close the growing financial deficit of humanitarian aid programs to protect children and youth in the face of climate disasters. Disadvantage perpetuates and deepens inequality and poverty. between generations.
The Today and Tomorrow initiative is the first pre-established climate disaster risk financing mechanism with guaranteed future support from the German and UK governments to specifically target inadequate child protection.
UNICEF said that cyclones and related disasters such as floods and landslides are the fastest-growing weather-related phenomena and a major cause of loss and damage globally.