Russia-Ukraine conflict forces over 4 million children into poverty: UNICEF
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The UN agency UNICEF has revealed that the economic crisis due to Russia-Ukraine conflict has thrown more than 4 million children into poverty across eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In an official statement, UNICEF said that children are bearing the biggest burden of the economic crisis caused by the Ukraine war.
Conflict and rising inflation have pushed an additional 4 million children into poverty in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a 19 percent increase since 2021.
UNICEF has concluded this from a study of data from 22 countries.
Russians and Ukrainian children have been the most affected since Russia's attack on Ukraine in February this year.
On the other hand, the World Food Program estimates that around 19 million Afghans face food insecurity.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946.
Poland’s physician Ludwik Rauschmann was instrumental in the formation of UNICEF.
The main purpose of establishing it was to provide food and health services in case of emergency to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II.
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