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Reducing child poverty essential to social progress
October 12,2017   By:chinahumanrights.org
An official of the UNICEF Office for China said China has made great strides in poverty reduction, especially in education. However, the bad living conditions in some rural areas affect children’s physical, mental and emotional development.
 
In 2013, the UNICEF in cooperation with the IPRCC chose Hubei Province as a pilot province to investigate the condition of child poverty in China’s rural areas. The study shows that child poverty is mainly caused by inadequate access to sanitation facilities, malnutrition and unsafe drinking water. 
 
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October 12, 2017 -- Children at Longgang Primary School in Dawu County, one of the children poverty reduction pilot programs in Hubei Province show their nutrition food given by school. (Photo by Zeng Huang/Xinhua)
 
The findings of the UNICEF suggest prevention measures at an early stage for child poverty can save social development costs in the future.
 
By: Ma Yangyang