Climate change is increasing the number of child marriages worldwide

African countries are most affected by climate change, but also Asian countries, which in turn have the highest number of child marriages. Save The Children’s World’s children’s report warns that 60% of girls – 931 million children – will experience at least one extreme weather event in their lifetime: floods, heat waves or drought. Natural disasters can result in school closures and significant economic losses for families, often leaving many girls at risk of forced marriage.

It was found that A 10% increase or decrease in rainfall means 1% more child marriages in the world.

Most affected: South Sudan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali or Bangladesh

In areas of Ethiopia most affected by drought and food shortages, the number of child marriages increased by 119% last year compared to 2021, according to the NGO. In Bangladesh, the chances of girls aged 11 to 14 getting married have doubled years after extreme heatwaves.

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