7 Global facts about child poverty (UNICEF)


UNICEF has posted an interesting fact sheet about child poverty on their blog. You can find the entire post HERE


1. Today 1 billion less people live on extreme poverty than 20 years 

2. Children account for nearly half of the world’s extreme poor

3. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 247 million children are deprived of their basic rights

4. 1 in 4 children are living in poverty in the world’s richest countries

5. In almost every country in the world children are more likely to live in poverty than adults

6. Only half of all countries in the world have child poverty data

7. Only one-third of the poorest are covered by social protection




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