Nayrouz News Agency : The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) lit Wala Dam in blue to celebrate International Children’s Day, to highlight the child rights crisis caused by climate change, specifically the impact of water scarcity on children and youth in Jordan.
This came in a statement issued by UNICEF - Jordan office, today, Saturday, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Children's Day, which falls on the 20th of November annually, where the organization celebrates globally work for and through children.
The statement stated that children and young people from around the world joined their peers to talk about issues affecting their lives, ranging from climate change and inequalities, to mental health and education disruption during the Corona pandemic, and appealed to adult children to rebuild the world better, especially for the most vulnerable children. .
"The climate crisis and water scarcity pose an unprecedented threat to the rights of children and youth in Jordan, and on World Children's Day, they are sending a clear message to adults, calling for urgent action to protect their future," said UNICEF Representative in Jordan Tania Chapuisat.
On International Children's Day, UNICEF unveiled a mural in Amman entitled "Big Changes Start Small" to highlight the water scarcity crisis in Jordan.
The mural, by the young artist Batoul Idais, aims to inspire children and youth to seek to hold adults responsible for creating a safe and sustainable future and to play an active role in finding and implementing the necessary solutions to the climate change crisis.
Events and celebrations were held throughout Jordan, with the participation of children and youth in Makani centers supported by UNICEF, while the ancient ancient city of Petra joined the UNICEF global campaign "in blue" to support children's rights, according to the statement.
International Children's Day aims to raise awareness about the millions of children deprived of their rights to health care, nutrition, education and protection, in addition to raising the voice of young people in discussions about their future.