1 In 6 Children Living In Extreme Poverty Pre-COVID-19; Figures Set To Worsen, UNICEF, World Bank Report Says
U.N. News: One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic
“An estimated one in six children — or 356 million globally — were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday. … The analysis shows that the number living in extreme poverty decreased moderately, by 29 million, between 2013 and 2017. However, UNICEF and the World Bank Group warn that any progress made in recent years, has been ‘slow-paced, unequally distributed, and at risk’ due to the economic impact of the pandemic…” (10/20).