1 in 12 Children Worse Off Today #unicefworldchildrendayreport #chidlrencrisis

One in 12 children worldwide live in countries where they face far bleaker prospects than 20 years ago, according to a UNICEF report released Monday to coincide with World Children’s Day.

Violent conflicts, poor governance and financial crises are among the causes.

According to the analysis, a drop in quality of life was clear in 37 countries, and driven by factors such as conflict, financial crises and poor governance.

“While the last generation has seen vast, unprecedented gains in living standards for most of the world’s children, the fact that a forgotten minority of children have been excluded from this — through no fault of their own or those of their families — is a travesty,” Laurence Chandy, UNICEF director of data, research and policy, said.

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