In West Africa's Nigeria, more than 1.5 million children are at risk of disease, starvation and drowning as a result of climate change-induced flooding.
In total, more than 2.5 million people needed humanitarian aid, the UN Children's Fund announced on Friday. UNICEF spoke of the worst floods in the past ten years.
flooding due to climate change
According to UNICEF's Climate Risk Index, Nigeria ranks second out of 163 and is therefore at "extremely high risk" of being affected by the consequences of climate change. Nigeria is currently not the only country suffering from heavy rain and flooding: In Chad, Sudan and South Sudan, entire parts of the country are also under water, and parts of the population are cut off from food and drinking water.