Developing Countries: Climate Change

Department for International Development written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support children displaced by climate change.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is playing a leading role to assist children in developing countries affected by humanitarian crisis, disasters and forced migration induced by climate risks such as droughts and flood. We work with mandated protection agencies, including ICRC, UNHCR and UNICEF, as well as international NGOs, who advocate for children’s rights, set standards, and implement programmes such as family reunification, case management, education, psychosocial and mental health support.

Through the UK’s International Climate Finance we have also supported 21 million people to cope with the effects of climate change, helping families to respond to shocks and to adapt their livelihoods so they are more resilient in the future.

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