Clegg urged to help children

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Four University of Sheffield students have met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to ask him not to forget about the world’s children at the Rio Earth summit next month.

The students, members of UNICEF UK’s On Campus group, will address their concerns to Mr Clegg who will be heading the UK delegation to Rio in June.

Third year medical student Emily Reed, aged 20, who worked as a volunteer in orphanages in Ghana before coming to Sheffield, said: “Children should be central to all discussions taking place and all strategies coming out of Rio.”

Medic, Jack Baskerville, 21, said: “Every day millions of children wake up to hunger, a lack of clean water and face greater risks from disasters like floods and droughts.”