Coronavirus pandemic may push 86m more children into household poverty by 2020-end

The number of children living in poor households across low and middle-income countries could increase by 86 millions to reach 672 million by the end of 2020 due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic crisis that is draining resources for families all over the world. Children are highly vulnerable to even short periods of hunger and malnutrition potentially affecting them for their whole life. If we act now we can prevent and contain the pandemic threat facing the poorest countries and some of the most vulnerable children.

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