Report: Children suffer most from extreme poverty
04 October 2016, 17:50
United Nations - A new report by the World Bank Group and UNICEF says that nearly one fifth of children in the world's developing countries are living in extreme poverty.
The report entitled "Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children," released on Monday, found that in 2013, 19.5% of children in developing countries lived in households making an average of $1.90 a day or less, compared with just 9.2% of adults.
Around the world, nearly 385 million children were living in extreme poverty, the report said.
The global estimate of extreme child poverty is based on data from 89 countries, representing 83 per cent of the developing world's population.