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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children

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TYPE Meeting Notes
DATE 2009
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
ABSTRACTFor leaders and policy makers in East Asia and the Pacific, these are the most challenging of times. Rising fuel costs. Skyrocketing food prices and food shortages. Social unrest. All have tested the mettle of governments in recent months. Now, a financial meltdown in the West threatens to cripple the East Asian and Pacific economies as well, plunging millions of people into poverty, intensifying the misery of the already poor and endangering the lives, welfare and futures of the most vulnerable of all – the region’s children.

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