Children need education and support.
(Mirror Daily, United States) – The real situation of children living in poverty has finally caught the attention of world’s organizations. Based on the statistics, more than 69 million children under five years old will die because of preventable causes by 2030.
Half of these kids will be from sub-Saharan Africa, a region which is considered one of the poorest in the world. In addition to this, 30 million out of 60 million 7-year-old kids who won’t be granted the chance to attend school will also be from this region.
Worse, 750 million women will have to get married as children, whereas other 167 million children will live in poverty. According to Anthony Lake, UNICEF executive director, if these kids die, it will be very unfair because they deserve a chance to live a brighter future.
Such as disaster will affect the face of society and it will cause a larger gap between the rich and the poor. Lake underlined that UNICEF and every massive corporation throughout the world should invest in the future of these children.
Starting from 1990 the death rates for people living in severe poverty and children younger than five years old have dropped off by around 50 percent. Plus, in 129 countries more girls and boys attend primary school.
On the other hand, this situation is far from being positive, because children under five years born to mothers with no education from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have a mortality rate third times higher than kids born from a mother that benefits from secondary education.
Compared to girls from wealthy families, the ones living in extreme poverty are twice more likely to get married as children. Experts believe that these numbers prove that we live in a world where inequality dominates.
These kids do not have a choice, and this is more than sad. Fortunately, Lake believes that we have a choice, as we can decide to devote ourselves and bring our contribution to making sure that these children will have a happier life.
Presently, if kids attend school for an additional year, their adult financial income will be 10 percent higher. In other words, education, awareness, and funds might be the key to a brighter future for these children.
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