385 mil­lion chil­dren in ex­treme poverty

China Daily (USA) - - WORLD -

Nearly one fifth of chil­dren in the world’s de­vel­op­ing coun­tries are liv­ing in ex­treme poverty, ac­cord­ing to a newre­port by the World Bank Group and UNICEF. The re­port en­ti­tled End­ing Ex­treme Poverty: A

Fo­cus on Chil­dren, re­leased on Mon­day, found that in 2013, 19.5 per­cent of chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries lived in house­holds mak­ing an av­er­age of $1.90 a day or less, com­pared with just 9.2 per­cent of adults. Around the world, nearly 385 mil­lion chil­dren were liv­ing in ex­treme poverty, the re­port said. The re­port found that the high­est share of chil­dren liv­ing in ex­treme poverty were in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, with just over 50 per­cent. The next high­est share was in South Asia with 36 per­cent, with over 30 per­cent of those liv­ing in In­dia.

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