23 June 2015

Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids

A homeless girl sits on a footpath as commuters walk past in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. A new report by UNICEF warns that economic growth is still failing to help millions of the world’s poorest children. In India, there are countless children living with grinding poverty, sleeping on sidewalks, begging at traffic intersections and relying on government-run lunch programs that often provide their only full meal for the day.
Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still leaving millions of the most vulnerable behind, according to a UNICEF report released Tuesday.