World Vision Shocked at Child Poverty in South-eastern Europe

Link: Christian Today

     World Vision has expressed its shock at the extent to which serious levels of poverty continue to blight the lives of children in the poorest families in south-eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia, which a new report claims have made little progress over the last decade.

According to the latest reports by Unicef’s ‘Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States’, child poverty is becoming more and more concentrated in certain groups and geographical areas in the region.

Among the disturbing findings of the report was the latest statistic which shows that for every four children in the region one is living in absolute poverty, despite a recent economic upturn.

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