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Montevideo, January 17th 2019 - 01:27 UTC

Tag: Save the Children

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    1.2bn children worldwide at risk from conflict, poverty and sexual discrimination

    “Around the world, conflict denies children of theirs rights to health, education, protection and freedom from fear, leading to a sudden end of childhood”

    About 1.2 billion children face severe risks from conflict, poverty or sexual discrimination, said Save the Children rights organization in a report published on Wednesday. The main threats to childhood are child labor, exclusion from education, early pregnancy and child marriage, with conflict often inflating the risks.

  • Friday, January 31st 2014 - 06:47 UTC

    One in three children in Spain lives in poverty, according to Save the Children

    “Austerity policies are considerably worsening the situation” said the international charity

    One in three children in Spain lives at risk of poverty, the international charity Save the Children said in a report. The charity said austerity measures and cutbacks in public spending had worsened the situation and said the number of under-18s “at risk of poverty or marginalization”, an official EU measure of various aspects of economic hardship - soared to more than 2.8 million in 2012.