Australian Kids Suffering through Drought
UNICEF Australia yesterday released a report detailing the effects of drought on children and young people in affected areas. The report was titled In Their Own Words and found that children in rural Australia are not receiving the support they need to cope with the drought.
Testimonies collected in the report show that children miss seeing a green landscape and often have to help their parents carry the burden by working before and after school.
To explore this overlooked aspect of the drought The Daily spoke to the report’s co-author and Senior Policy Advisor at UNICEF Australia, Oliver White.