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UNICEF: 4 Million Children Pushed Into Poverty Due to Ukraine War


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Owing to the war in Ukraine and rising inflation, an additional four million children across eastern Europe and Central Asia have been pushed into poverty.

UNICEF: 4 Million Children Pushed Into Poverty Due to Ukraine War
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The United Nations Children’s agency UNICEF said in a report released on Monday 17th October 2022.

The figure, representing a 19 per cent increase since 2021, showed that children were “bearing the heaviest burden” of the conflict, UNICEF said.

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The study includes data from 22 countries in the region. The impact of the war has been particularly severe for children in Russia and Ukraine.

In Russia, an additional 2.8 million children live in households below the poverty line, according to the study.

In Ukraine, half a million additional children were living in poverty, followed by Romania, with an additional 110,000 children.

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The UNICEF warned that a sharp increase could result in an additional 4,500 children dying before their first birthdays.

Regional director for Europe and Central Asia, Afshan Khan, said the war’s economic consequences were devastatingly impacting children.

“Children all over the region are being swept up in this war’s terrible wake. If we don’t support these children and families now, the steep rise in child poverty will almost certainly result in lost lives, lost learning, and lost futures,” Mr Khan stated.

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The study noted that one in three children born and raised in poverty would live their adult lives in poverty, leading to an intergenerational cycle of hardship and deprivation.

“We have to protect and expand social support for vulnerable families before the situation gets any worse,” added Mr Khan. (dpa/NAN)

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