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21/09/2018

Globally, Youth Are the Largest Poverty-Stricken Group – New UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from a new report released on 20 September 2018 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners.

UNDP/S. Omer Sadaat | Children in Shade Bara village, Herat province, Afghanistan.

 

The new figures in the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) show that in 104 primarily low- and middle-income countries, 662 million children are considered poor according to multiple different indicators. In 35 of these countries.

Children account for at least 50 per cent of the total.

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