Fifth of developing world children in extreme poverty

BBC News | 04 October 2016 | 0 comments

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Nearly a fifth of children in developing countries are living in extreme poverty, the World Bank and the UNICEF say. The children - nearly 385m in total - were in households making $1.90 (£1.45) a day or less, the report said.They include half the children in sub-Saharan Africa and more than a third of those in South Asia.  UNICEF and the World Bank have called on governments in affected countries to do more to help children."Children are not only more likely to be living in extreme poverty; the effects of poverty are most damaging to children," Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund  said.

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