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Operation Noah’s new video, Sālote, aims to help Christians around the world recognise the human cost of climate change, and particularly its impact on women and children.
The short animated video, designed for Christians of all ages and developed in partnership with the World Day of Prayer, a women-led, global, ecumenical movement, introduces the viewer to Sālote, a seven-year-old Polynesian girl who is already experiencing the devastating effects of a changing climate on her South Pacific island home.
As Sālote witnesses the impacts of climate change on three generations of her family, she reflects aloud on what has caused this change.
The story is inspired by real-life accounts of present-day climate change impacts such as rising sea levels, which hit poor and vulnerable populations, living in sensitive parts of the world like low-lying islands, the hardest.
UN figures also indicate that women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die or be injured during extreme weather events like cyclones, which are projected to increase significantly as global average temperatures rise.
Sālote is a free resource and is now available to watch above or directly on Youtube.
Operation Noah has also produced an activity pack and factsheet, as well as colouring-in pages, to accompany the video. These can be downloaded using the links below.
Full-colour printed copies of the activity pack and factsheet are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. To cover printing and postage costs, a donation of £2 per copy, £3 for 5 or £5 for 10, is suggested.
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