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UN Warns 1 in 4 Children Could Face Water Shortages by 2040

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UN Warns 1 in 4 Children Could Face Water Shortages by 2040

UN Warns 1 in 4 Children Could Face Water Shortages by 2040

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Warns, 1 in 4 Children Could Face, Water Shortages by 2040.

A report by the United Nations warns that the risk of drought has increased by 29% in the last 20 years and will only be worsened by the ongoing climate crisis.

A report by the United Nations warns that the risk of drought has increased by 29% in the last 20 years and will only be worsened by the ongoing climate crisis.

'The Independent' reports that the warning was issued by the U.N.

Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

According to the report, while droughts present a global problem, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America are particularly vulnerable.

According to the report, while droughts present a global problem, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America are particularly vulnerable.

The report warns that the climate crisis will lead to more people facing water shortages around the world.

By 2040, an estimated one in four children could face water insecurity.

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According to the UNCCD, efforts to reduce projected warming and protect land could mitigate these growing risks.

Barron Orr, lead scientist at UNCCD, said the report , "unambiguously tells the world: everybody’s problem is drought.".

'The Independent' reports that droughts directly impact human health and the systems that society relies upon.

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Water shortages also carry significant repercussions for food production and economies.

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Water shortages also carry significant repercussions for food production and economies.

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According to the UNCCD report, drought and other climate impacts threaten to displace hundreds of millions of people by 2050.

The group stressed the urgent need to coordinate and cooperate globally in order to prepare for drought.

We cannot wait for a disaster or a drought to happen.

We need to be prepared for drought, Daniel Tsegai, UNCCD officer, via 'The Independent'


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