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1.2B Children Worldwide At Risk Of Poverty, Conflict, Discrimination, Save The Children Report Says

BBC News: Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk
“More than half the world’s children are at risk of poverty, conflict, and discrimination against girls, according to a report by Save the Children. The charity’s second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three…” (5/30).

CNN: Half of world’s children at risk of war, poverty, discrimination, report finds
“… ‘More than half the world’s children start their lives held back because they are a girl, because they are poor, or because they are growing up in a war zone,’ the report said. ‘Early marriage, child labor, and malnutrition are just some of the life-changing events that can rob children of their childhood’…” (Wilkinson, 5/31).

Deutsche Welle: Save the Children: More than half of world’s kids at risk
“…According to the report, many of the worst-ranked countries were located in central and western Africa. Niger ranked at the bottom of the list, with Mali and the Central African Republic not far behind. … At the opposite end of the list, Singapore and Slovenia shared the top spot. Germany ranked 12 globally, while the U.S. came in 36, and Russia right behind it at 37. … Out of the 175 countries ranked in the study, 95 of them showed improvement in one of the risk areas. Meanwhile, in 20 countries, children are exposed to all three threats…” (5/30).

TIME: More Than Half the World’s Children Are at Risk of Poverty, Conflict, and Gender Bias, Report Says
“…According to Save the Children, 10 major trends require action including the finding that 20 people are newly displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. By 2030, it estimates over 150 million girls will marry before their 18th birthday, and says teen pregnancy is also set to increase…” (Barron, 5/30).

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