Young climate activists demand solutions at COP27

STORY: These young climate activists are sending a message at COP27

They're demanding action on

climate change to protect their futures

Twelve-year-old Mustafa from Egypt attended the

climate conference with Save the Children

“We have very heavy rain in the village during winter, the streets are full of mud, people can’t walk and we can’t buy our needs. We become isolated from the world. There are many losses because many of the houses are built of mudbrick, they collapse. Many people die due to electrocution. One time, it was raining and I was going to school, everything was dark because the power was cut off. I could not walk in the street, I couldn’t see where I was going.”

Eleven-year-old Licypriya Kangujam confronted

U.K. climate minister Zac Goldsmith

"Sir, I have a question to ask you, when are you going to release the climate activists, the government is putting them into jail for protesting against oil, and nuclear. So, when are you going to release them?"

Mariam, a 16-year-old girl from Cairo, said

she was concerned about rising temperatures

"I personally get very tired due to the heat in the summer, I’m always tired and dizzy, even until now. Sometimes I couldn’t go to school and I skipped many important classes."