Friday, December 11, 2020

Australia revealed as a world leader in supporting children through COVID, but new UNICEF report highlights risk of withdrawing critical social protection too early (COVID-19)

Child poverty is expected to remain above pre-COVID levels for at least five years in high-income countries globally, a likely increase on the one in six Australian children living below the poverty line. Yet, only 2 per cent of government-provided financial relief across OECD and EU countries was allocated to support children and families raising children during the first wave of the pandemic, according to a new UNICEF report. Read More