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Nearly 70 percent of children in Malawi multi-dimensionally poor – Report

The 2023 Child Multi- Dimensional Poverty Report has revealed that nearly 70 percent of children in the country are multi-dimensionally poor, with children in rural areas bearing the brunt.

The report also shows that the Central Region has the highest population of multi-dimensionally poor children than other regions.

Presenting the report in Lilongwe, Twikaleghe Mwalwanda of the National Statistics Office said among others, children are considered multi-dimensionally poor if they are deprived of specific rights which the children were supposed to acces such as education, health, potable water, good sanitation and protection.

The 2023 Child Multi-dimensional Poverty Report was presented along with the Impacts of Shocks On Vulnerable Populations Report and the Cost of Covid-19 on Children In Malawi.

The event is being held under the theme “tackling multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability faced by children in the context of multiple shocks in Malawi.”

By Margaret Mapando

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