Greek youngsters hardest hit by child poverty, UNICEF finds

Greek youngsters hardest hit by child poverty, UNICEF finds

A report by UNICEF published on Tuesday indicated that a global economic crisis that struck in 2008 has had a major impact on child poverty across the world, with children in Greece and several other European countries the hardest hit.

The report, which assessed members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as European Union countries, found that 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in developed nations since the crisis struck in 2008, bringing the total number of minors living in poverty in 2014 to 76.5 million.

The highest rate of child poverty was recorded in Greece, with a percentage of 40.5 percent, up from 23 percent in 2008, while Norway had the lowest rate, with 5.3 percent of children found to be living below the poverty line in 2014, compared to 9.6 percent in 2008.

Πηγή: ekathimerini.com

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