State of the World Reports

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Here are two reports with detailed information and stats about the current situation regards world wide poverty and human rights.

The State of the World’s Children Report 2016 by UNICEF (186 pages; PDF) HERE

The World Report 2017 by Human Rights Watch (704 pages, PDF) HERE

 

 

385 million children are living in extreme poverty

Poverty2A new report by UNICEF and the World Bank Group has been published:

“Children are not only more likely to be living in extreme poverty; the effects of poverty are most damaging to children.  They are the worst off of the worst off – and the youngest children are the worst off of all, because the deprivations they suffer affect the development of their bodies and their minds,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “It is shocking that half of all children in sub-Saharan Africa and one in five children in developing countries are growing up in extreme poverty.  This not only limits their futures, it drags down their societies.”

Some facts:

  • 767 million people globally were living on less than $1.90 per day in 2013, half of them under the age of 18.
  • extreme child poverty is based on data from 89 countries, representing 83 per cent of the developing world’s population.
  • About 45 per cent of children are living in households subsisting on less than $3.10 a day per person, compared with nearly 27 per cent of adults.

 

For more go to UNICEF

 

 

7 Global facts about child poverty (UNICEF)

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

Summary:

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