150 mn extra youngsters in poverty as a consequence of Covid: UNICEF


United Nations, September 17

An extra 150 million kids globally have been plunged into poverty because the Covid-19 pandemic hit earlier this 12 months, taking the variety of kids dwelling in multi-dimensional poverty internationally to over 1.2 billion, in response to a brand new UNICEF evaluation.

The new evaluation, which was accomplished by UNICEF and youngster rights organisation Save the Children and printed on Thursday, reveals that the variety of kids dwelling in multi-dimensional poverty — with out entry to schooling, well being, housing, diet, sanitation, or water — has elevated by 15 per cent because the begin of the pandemic. This implies that an extra 150 million kids have been plunged into poverty because the pandemic hit earlier this 12 months, it stated.

UNICEF, in a launch, stated that the multi-dimensional poverty evaluation makes use of information on entry to schooling, healthcare, housing, diet, sanitation and water from greater than 70 international locations. — PTI



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