Children uprooted in the Caribbean: how stronger hurricanes linked to a changing climate are driving child displacement

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a report titled, ‘Children Uprooted in the Caribbean: How Stronger Hurricanes Linked to a Changing Climate are Driving Child Displacement,’ which takes stock of the links between a changing climate, extreme weather events and forced displacement of children and families in the 29 Caribbean small island developing States (SIDS). Published as part of the UNICEF Child Alert series, the report highlights research showing a six-fold rise in the number of children displaced by storms in the Caribbean between 2014 and 2018, compared to the previous five-year period.