A boy at flooded Gabura Union using a crate to navigate a route along which he used to ride his bicycle. Close to 12 million Bangladeshi children live in and around river systems that are at increased risk of producing life-threatening floods. Another 4.5 million children live in coastal areas regularly struck by powerful cyclones.
A further 3 million children live inland, where farming communities suffer increasing periods of drought.
(Photo by Moneer ul Islam/Oxfam) Photo used under CC BY
A child attending school smiles while listening to local elders speak about security and education in Garmsir district, Afghanistan in March 2012. Afghanistan’s education system has been devastated by more than three decades of sustained conflict. An estimated 3.7 million children are out-of-school in Afghanistan – 60 percent of them are girls, according to UNICEF.
(Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder) Photo used under CC BY
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