COVID-19 Puts 86 Million Children At Verge Of Poverty

COVID-19 Puts 86 Million Children At Verge Of Poverty

Countries around the world are facing consequences because of the pandemic. One of the worst risks to be expected in this situation is the children being put at a risk of poverty by the end of this year 2020.

This news has been shared by a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF.

With the addition of these 86 million children in poverty, the tally will reach to 672 million children with a 15% increase as compared to last year.

“The scale and depth of financial hardship among families threatens to roll back years of progress in reducing child poverty and to leave children deprived of essential services,” UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore said.

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