Suffer the Children

Children, especially those under 5, are more likely to live in extreme poverty than adults, a new joint analysis by the World Bank Group and UNICEF reports. The study, “Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children,” crunched numbers from 89 countries to reveal that close to 19.5% of children in developing countries live in extreme poverty, compared to 9.2% of adults.
The results highlight the need for investing in prenatal care, early childhood development, quality schooling and universal healthcare, says Ana Revenga of the World Bank Group:  “It’s the only way to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.”

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