Nearly 385M Children Worldwide Live In Extreme Poverty, UNICEF-World Bank Report Says
The Guardian: Nearly half all children in sub-Saharan Africa in extreme poverty, report warns
“Nearly half of all children in sub-Saharan Africa are living in extreme poverty, according to a joint UNICEF-World Bank report released on Tuesday, with figures showing that almost 385 million children worldwide survive on less than $1.90 (£1.50) a day, the World Bank international poverty line. Extreme poverty leads to stunted development, limited future productivity as adults, and intergenerational transmission of poverty, the report says. The figures — based on data from 89 countries, and representing 84 percent of the developing world’s population — indicate that much work will be needed to meet the sustainable development goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030…” (Hodal, 10/4).
U.N. News Centre: Some 385 million children live in extreme poverty, World Bank-UNICEF study reveals
“…The report, titled Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children … finds that in 2013, 19.5 percent of children in developing countries were living in households that survived on an average of $1.90 a day or less per person, compared to just 9.2 percent of adults. … The youngest children are the most at risk — with more than one-fifth of children under the age of five in the developing world living in extremely poor households…” (10/4).