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The new analysis has been done by UNICEF and child rights organization Save the Children and it was published on Thursday. Accordingly, the number of children living in various types of poverty – who do not have access to education, health, home, nutrition, sanitation and water, has increased by 15 per cent since the onset of the epidemic.
"The number of children living in a wide variety of poverty has increased to about 1.2 billion due to Kovid-19," the analysis said. UNICEF said in a statement that education in 70 countries in assessing various types of poverty Includes statistics on health care, housing, nutrition, sanitation and water use.
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It showed that about 45 per cent of these children are deprived of at least one of the most urgent needs, in countries in which the assessment was made before the epidemic. UNICEF says that this situation may become worse in the coming months.
According to the report, more number of children are facing poverty, besides those who are already poor, those children are becoming more poor. "The lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 has led to millions of children becoming more poverty-stricken," says UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fauré. "The more worrying is that We are not at the end of this crisis but at the beginning.
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Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children, said, "This epidemic has created a state of history's largest global education emergency, as poverty increases, making it more difficult for the most vulnerable children and their families to overcome it." Said that more children should take immediate steps to ensure that more children are not deprived of basic needs like schools, medicine, food, water and housing.
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