“A pandemic of hunger, illiteracy and extreme poverty is following on the heels of this coronavirus pandemic — and it is hitting children hardest.”

“A pandemic of hunger, illiteracy and extreme poverty is following on the heels of this coronavirus pandemic — and it is hitting children hardest.”

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New analysis reveals the number of children living in multidimensional poverty – without access to education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation, or water – has increased by 15 per cent since the start of the pandemic. Thus, a staggering additional 150 million children have been plunged into poverty as a result of to COVID-19.

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