Living with water scarcity – children in crises


To know more:

Around the world, violent conflict is driving humanitarian needs to critical levels. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster. The spread of water-borne diseases is one of the greatest threats to children’s lives in crises. Attacks on water and sanitation infrastructure, forced displacement into areas with no water and sanitation infrastructure – all leave them at risk of relying on contaminated water. UNICEF appealed for US$3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries around the world in 2018.


Relevant Curriculum:

-Life and Society (S1-S3) – Rights of the Child (Module 21),  Global Citizenship and Humanitarian Work (Module 29)


Food for Thought:

  1. What do you know about disasters? (hint: what do you usually see on the news?)

  2. Did you ever have to worry about the lack of access to clean water and proper education? What do you think your life will be like without clean water and proper education?

  3. How would you play a part to help these children in need?


Extended Reading:

UNICEF HK - Booklet of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child









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