Understanding children’s risk and agency in urban areas

The world’s population is increasingly urban; urban areas are increasingly recognised as being susceptible to the impacts
of disasters and climate change; and a high proportion of urban residents are children. Yet despite the growing acceptance
of each of these realities, relatively little research, policy, or practical attention has been paid to how each interacts with
the other. Consequently, urban policymakers and practitioners throughout the region know very little about the specific
risks that girls and boys face or the factors that can contribute to their resilience, especially in the context of urban poverty.

Source:IIED

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This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this article is that of the author and in no way reflects the opinion of UN-Habitat

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