Alarming statistics on child poverty in France

by Beatrice Credi - 2015.06.09
Alarming statistics on child poverty in France
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In France, one child in five lives below the poverty line, or a total of more than 3 million children. This alarming statistic has been published by Unicef, as well as other horrifying figures. For example, 30,000 of these children are homeless, 9,000 live in slums and 140,000 have dropped out of school. The report also denounces the unacceptable situation of unaccompanied migrant children, who are among the most vulnerable because they are most at risk of social exclusion and discrimination. “Our report is a warning that should prompt the authorities to take urgent and effective measures for each child,” said the authors of the report. The warning comes in the light of the commitments that France took in signing the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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