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Extreme weather likely to displace 113 million children in next 30 years

UNICEF forecasts nearly 96 million children displaced by river flooding, 10.3 million by cyclonic winds, and 7.2 million by storm surges over three decades.

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Floods, storms, droughts and wildfires uprooted the lives of 43 million children between 2016 and 2021, according to a new UNICEF report.

That equals about 20,000 child displacements per day, with 95% of those caused by floods and storms, UNICEF said in its "Children Displaced in a Changing Climate" report on Friday.

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