385 million children in extreme poverty
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.