Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-44307402

More than half the world’s children are at risk of poverty, conflict and discrimination against girls, according to a report by Save the Children.

The charity’s second End of Childhood index says more than 1.2 billion children face these threats, with 153 million facing all three.

While the global situation has improved compared with last year, the charity says progress is not fast enough.

The report comes ahead of International Children’s Day on 1 June.

Save the Children’s index says one billion children live in countries rife with poverty, about 240 million in countries affected by conflict, and 575 million girls live in countries where discrimination against women is common.

“Because of who they are and where they live, these children risk being robbed of their childhoods and future potential,” the report says.

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2018 End of Childhood Report

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