Coronavirus pushes 150 million extra kids into poverty, examine reveals

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The coronavirus disaster has plunged 150 million extra kids into poverty, a examine revealed on Thursday by UNICEF and Save The Children has discovered.

The report calculated this variety of kids living in poverty based mostly on indicators reminiscent of entry to training, healthcare and housing. It discovered that the variety of kids living in poverty in low and middle-income nations elevated by 15% to 1.2 billion in the course of the coronavirus disaster.

“Most concerningly, we are closer to the beginning of this crisis than its end”, UNICEF govt director Henrietta Fore stated, and added:

“Governments must prioritize the most marginalized children and their families through rapid expansion of social protection systems including cash transfers and child benefits, remote learning opportunities, healthcare services and school feeding. Making these critical investments now can help countries to prepare for future shocks”.

The report concludes by stressing the significance of implementing “multi-sectoral policies addressing health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation and housing deprivations”.