Children are the most impacted by poverty and injustice. And yet they are the least able to defend themselves against it.
- In 2013, there were around 385 million children still living in extreme poverty (defined as less than US $1.90 a day). That’s roughly one in five of the world’s children.
- An estimated 5.9 million children die each year before reaching age five, mostly as a result of diseases that can be readily and affordably prevented and treated.
- In sub-Saharan Africa, newborn deaths account for about one-third of the deaths of children under age five.
- In 2015, an estimated 57 million primary school-aged children were out of school.
Unless the world tackles poverty today, in 2030:
- 167 million children will live in extreme poverty
- 69 million children under age five will die between 2016 and 2030
- 60 million children of primary school age will be out of school