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Malawi’s children multi-dimensionally deprived – need for proper targeting to achieve equity

Child poverty in Malawi Report

  

   

   
Sixty-three per cent of Malawi’s children are deprived of basic needs such as education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and information and the most vulnerable represent one third of all children, according to the first ever Malawi Child Poverty Report released by UNICEF. This is the first time in Malawi that child poverty has been measured beyond that of income poverty emphasizing that poverty is not only about money. The report, highlights child poverty based on deprivations of basic needs such as education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter and information as opposed to income poverty alone.

A second chance for girls struggling in class

UNICEF Malawi/2016

 

Dorothy, 13, is back in school after dropping out for 3 months. Ironically, the reason she dropped out was because she was falling behind in class and simply gave up. “I couldn’t read,” she says, adding, “The teacher would make us do reading exercises in class and it was very embarrassing for me to read out loud because I didn’t know most of the words.”

What we do

UNICEF Malawi/2014

UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1987. The current UNICEF/ Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation. 

Programme areas

Survival

  

Development

  

Protection

  

Participation

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