Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Severe Child Poverty

A new set of figures from Save the Children UK suggests that as many as 1.6m children in the UK are living in severe poverty. Now the charity is calling on the government to draw up an emergency plan to tackle the issue - in some cities, more than one quarter of children are thought to be affected.

You can read the summary of Save the Children's findings here. The Guardian has also produced a more detailed breakdown of the data, which you can access here.

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