May 31, 2019

According to the recent Global Childhood Report, Children born today have a better chance than at any time in history to grow up healthy, educated and protected.


  • Released by: Save the Children, an NGO working for the education and protection of child rights. 

  • Key highlights of the report: 
    • In 2000, an estimated 970 million children were robbed of their childhood due to ill-health, child labour, early pregnancy and violent death. That number has reduced to 690 million today. 

    • Globally, there has been progress on every End of Childhood Index indicator but one – children suffering due to conflict. 

    • A comparison of End of Childhood Index scores finds the overall situation for children has improved in 173 of 176 countries since 2000. 

    • But, the number of children living in war zones or forced to flee their homes due to conflict has gone up since 2000. There are 30.5 million more forcibly displaced people now than there were in 2000, an 80% increase. 

Source : The Hindu