African Children Suffocating in Silence on #WorldEnvironmentDay

Only 6% of children in Africa live in areas where air pollution is reliably measured at ground-level, leaving half a billion children across the continent living in areas with no reliable means of measuring air quality, according to a new UNICEF report released on World Environment Day.

Children in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria pass in front of a flame fed by waste and rubber materials in order to make Kanda, a type of smoked meat, at an abattoir on October 24, 2016. The workers at the slaughterhouse use cow bones, rubber tyres, electric wires, aluminum cans and other waste to sustain the flames, making the fumes very dangerous to inhale.

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  • Silent Suffocation in Africa

    Author:
    UNICEF
    Publisher:
    UNICEF
    Publication Date:
    5 June 2019

    Air pollution is a major killer of children, and accurately measuring air quality is the key to addressing this issue. However, there is a severe ... see more »

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