Child Poverty Remains Global Problem; African Nations Must Increase Access To Social Protection Programs, U.N. Report Says

Deutsche Welle: New U.N. study highlights global child poverty problem
“Children aged 14 and below represent 25 percent of the world’s population. But in many parts of the world they are disproportionately affected by poverty: two out of three children have no access to social protection…” (Chimbelu, 2/6).

Reuters: U.N. sees poverty hope in African uptake of child welfare payments
“The spread of state welfare for children around Africa has the potential to make a major dent in global poverty, the United Nations said on Wednesday. … Globally, about a third of children are covered by social protection programs, but it ranges from 88 percent in Europe and Central Asia to 16 percent in Africa, said a new study by two U.N. bodies…” (Miles, 2/5).

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