Publish dateSunday 18 February 2024 - 16:07
Story Code : 286056
1.4bn kids at risk of diseases and poverty globally: UN
Globally, 1.4 billion children aged under 16 lack any form of social protection, leaving them vulnerable to diseases, poor nutrition and poverty, according to new data released by the International Labor Organization, Save the Children and UNICEF.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)-Monitoring: In low-income countries, less than one in 10 children have access to child benefits, highlighting a significant disparity compared to the coverage enjoyed by children in high-income countries.
In South Asia, child benefits coverage has increased from 9.2 per cent to 24.3pc between 2009 and 2023, says the data released on Wednesday.
Child benefits are a critical form of social protection, intended to promote the long-term well-being of children.
Paid in cash or tax credits, child benefits are essential for reducing poverty, as well as accessing healthcare, nutrition, quality education and water and sanitation. Additionally, these benefits support socio-economic development, particularly in times of crisis./Dawn news
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