Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The worst off of the worst off

Nearly a fifth of children in developing countries are living in extreme poverty, the World Bank and the UN's children's agency say. The children - nearly 385m in total - were in households making $1.90 (£1.45) a day or less, the report said. They include half the children in sub-Saharan Africa and more than a third of those in South Asia.

Anthony Lake of Unicef said, "They are the worst off of the worst off and the youngest children are the worst off of all, because the deprivations they suffer affect the development of their bodies and their minds."

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