Demand Climate Solutions that Protect Kids from Water- and Insect-Borne Diseases
There is no greater, growing threat facing the world's children than climate change. firma la peticiónfirma la petición
As temperatures climb, mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever may increase as insects extend their range to new, warmer locations.
To make matters worse, damaging wet weather events such as cyclones, floods, and hurricanes will continue to occur more frequently and with greater intensity as a result of climate change. These extreme weather events cause widespread destruction of homes, community spaces, and crops, in addition to significantly reducing access to clean water — this forces families to drink from unsafe sources.
Too much stagnant water from floods and cyclones combined with contaminated drinking water is a recipe for disastrous public health crises. Sign today to tell leaders to take action on climate to prevent insect- and water-borne diseases from infecting at-risk children.