Three in four children live in poverty in Angola

This is part of the first study on child poverty, entitled “The Child in Angola: A Multidimensional Analysis of Child Poverty”, presented Wednesday.

The data are based on statistics from the Multiple Health Indicators Survey 2015-2016.

The study aims to measure child poverty using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) system, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The document quotes children in rural areas – 96 percent -, as suffering most than their counterparts in urban area, with 62 percent.

The provinces of Cunene and Cuanza Sul come up with high rates, 93 and 90 percent respectively.

While those in Luanda and Cabinda have the lowest rates standing between 54 and 56 percent.

The work was carried out with the support by the European Union, using samples of a total of 41, 647 children of the country.

The UNICEF representative in Angola, Abubacar Sultam, called for combined effort, both from the Government that deliberates investment and manages public policies, and the agents of civil society and families.

In order to reduce poverty among children and adolescence, the official defended investment in actions that also benefit the parents or guardians.

Data from the General Population and Housing Census for 2014 puts at 13.7 million the number of Angolan population under the age of 18.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Three in four children live in poverty in Angola

This is part of the first study on child poverty, entitled “The Child in Angola: A Multidimensional Analysis of Child Poverty”, presented Wednesday.

The data are based on statistics from the Multiple Health Indicators Survey 2015-2016.

The study aims to measure child poverty using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) system, developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The document quotes children in rural areas – 96 percent -, as suffering most than their counterparts in urban area, with 62 percent.

The provinces of Cunene and Cuanza Sul come up with high rates, 93 and 90 percent respectively.

While those in Luanda and Cabinda have the lowest rates standing between 54 and 56 percent.

The work was carried out with the support by the European Union, using samples of a total of 41, 647 children of the country.

The UNICEF representative in Angola, Abubacar Sultam, called for combined effort, both from the Government that deliberates investment and manages public policies, and the agents of civil society and families.

In order to reduce poverty among children and adolescence, the official defended investment in actions that also benefit the parents or guardians.

Data from the General Population and Housing Census for 2014 puts at 13.7 million the number of Angolan population under the age of 18.

Source: Angola Press News Agency