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More Than Half of Mexican Children Live in Extreme Poverty Conditions: Unicef

El Universal
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April 12, 2015
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The Road to Juan's House is the story of Juan Boca Negra who lives in a shack village on the outskirts of a Mexico City dump with his brothers and sisters. It is a story of hope as he receives education in the hopes that one day he can leave his shack in the garbage dump for a better life. Shot on location by Eric Odell. (newagemarketing101)

More than half of the 40 million children and teenagers who live in Mexico are under poverty and some 4.7 million of them are under extreme poverty conditions, according to Unicef, that urged the authorities to make indigenous children a priority.

On its annual report for 2014, the Mexican offices of the United Nations Children’s Fund indicated that, in cooperation with the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policies (Coneval), it developed a report about poverty and social rights of children.

The report indicates that 21.2 million boys, girls and teenagers (53,8 %) were living in poverty in 2012, while 4.7 million of them (11,9 %) were living in extreme poverty.

The report adds that indigenous children are still the most vulnerable population and it is necessary to protect them in particular, especially boys and girls under a year old, who have no access to health services.

In the south-southeast region of the country, more than 60% of the children and teenager live in poverty.

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