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Climate change and child health and nutrition in Nicaragua Donna L. Goodman, Executive Director, Earth Child Institute for UNICEF
A world that is not working for children… “Protect the Earth for children. We must safeguard our natural environment, with its diversity of life, its beauty and its resources, all of which enhance the quality of life, for present and future generations. We will give every assistance to protect children and minimize the impact of natural disasters and environmental degradation on them.”  A World Fit for Children, 2002, paragraph 7, section 10, United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children, 2002
Uncertainty and increasing vulnerability ,[object Object]
Drought in traditionally flooded areas
Changing temperatures
Breeding conditions for mosquito vectors
Loss of cropsCombined with… ,[object Object]
Limited access to healthcare and medicine
Irregular schooling
Lack of sanitation facilities
Lack of water
Lack of seeds or crops for food
Lack of energy,[object Object]
What does deforestation have to do with child health? ,[object Object]
 Destabilization of the soil
 Affect on food security
 ARI related to indoor air pollution for household energy
 Community and domestic violence
 Shade and protection

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