Distress Migration

Drought Crises and Children: A Background Note

Author : Bachpan Bachao Andolan | 2016
Published By: Bachpan Bachao Andolan

The Government of India has stated that over 336 million people are affected by the conditions of severe drought. This leads us to a staggering figure of over 164 million children, who have been severely affected by the drought this year. For the first time in 100 years, this year being the fourth successive drought year. Within the catastrophic implications of a natural calamity of this gravity, the most enduring implications are being confronted by our children in the form of trafficking, forced and bonded labour, child mortality, ill-effects on their health, child marriage and discontinuation of education.

URL : http://bba.org.in/sites/default/files/BackgroundNote.pdf

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