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Children playing during the flood in Jakarta some time ago.

Ahead of COP26: Indonesian Children are the Worst Affected by the Climate Crisis

The global Save the Children report released in September 2021 explains that the climate crisis in Indonesia has a real impact and is felt by children today. Meanwhile, a number of world leaders will meet at the United Nations Summit on climate change, or Conference of Parties (COP) 26 on 31 October-12 November 2021.

Indonesian children born over the past year have been and will feel temperatures 7.7 times hotter than their grandparents experienced. Not only that, children will also face 3.3 times more flood threats from overflowing rivers and 1.9 times more droughts.

"The impact of the climate crisis is also of course felt worse for children who live in a cycle of poverty; this is because they are already exposed to a much greater risk of limited water, hunger, and are even threatened with death due to malnutrition," said Selina Patta Sumbung, CEO of Save the Children Indonesia, Saturday 30 October 2021.

This story was originally published in Bahasa Indonesia in on October 30, 2021. It was produced as part of the 2021 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

Banner image: Children playing during a flood in Jakarta.