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Conflict, Early Marriage, Lack Of Access To Education Impact 690M Children Worldwide Despite Some Progress, Save The Children Report Says

Al Jazeera: A quarter of world’s children robbed of their childhood: Report
“An estimated 690 million children are being robbed of their childhood today due to conflict, early marriage, and exclusion from education, among other factors, even as progress was made over the last two decades, according to an international aid group. In its annual report published on Tuesday, Save the Children, said the overall situation for children has improved in 173 of 176 countries since 2000, but one in four under the age of 18 is still being deprived of the right to a safe and healthy childhood. Those living or fleeing conflict zones are among the most vulnerable, it said…” (Aziz, 5/28).

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