We asked children what they think about poverty

No child should live in poverty and/or be deprived

UNICEF Armenia
A family of seven sitting together in their leaving room at their house. They are living with income below poverty line and they have child who is deprived from early childhood education.
UNICEF Armenia/2018/VIII for Babajanyan

31 October 2018

Lifting children out of poverty will make a huge difference to their lives, and those of the families, communities, and countries in which they live. Investing in children through better healthcare, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, and social protection is one of the best ways to allow children to fully develop and thrive.

These investments have demonstrated benefits for children with high returns, especially when started from an early age, and can make a lasting difference to ending child poverty.

Whilst poverty harms all human beings, it is more threatening to children. Childhood is a time of unique opportunity and vulnerability, and experiencing poverty in its various dimensions can be particularly damaging to a child’s development.

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Investing in children through better healthcare, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, and social protection is one of the best ways to allow children to fully develop and thrive.