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Child poverty facts for kids

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Child poverty is when children are living in poverty and are children from poor families or orphans being raised with limited state resources. In developing countries, these standards are low and, when combined with the increased number of orphans, the effects are more extreme.


An estimated 385 million children live in extreme poverty. According to the UNICEF:

  • 663 million children, that is one in three children, live in poverty
  • Children from the poorest households die at twice the rate of their better-off peers
  • Children are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than adults
  • 385 million children live in extreme poverty, forced to survive on less than $1.90 a day

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