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UNICEF report reveals over 700 million children are exposed to severe water scarcity

# Around 739 million children worldwide, already live in areas exposed to high or very high water scarcity, with climate change threatening to make this worse. This is according to a new report titled, The Climate Changed Child, by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. The report provides an analysis of the impacts of three tiers of water security globally, water scarcity, water vulnerability, and water stress. UNICEF executive director Catherine Russell says despite their unique vulnerability, children have been either ignored or largely disregarded in discussions about climate change.