Health Desk—April 24, 2017: Speakers at a programme called for developing a national strategy and action plan to reduce the risks caused by natural disasters and climate change to children.
They came up with the remarks at a national consultation titled ‘Institutional Mapping and Action Plan on Child-Centred Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction’ at Spectra Convention Centre at Gulshan in the capital on Sunday, says a press release.
The programme was organized jointly by UNICEF Bangladesh and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS).
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. About 22 percent of the children come from the poor families.
Climate change brings threats, risks and vulnerability to the poor and their children, they said.
Kazi Jahangir Alam, Director General of IMED under the Planning Ministry, attended the event as the guest of honour while Edouard Beigbeder, Bangladesh Country Representative, UNICEF, as the special guest.