Children Child Food Poverty Nutritional Deficiency Early Childhood

Child Food Poverty: A Nutrition Crisis in Early Childhood

This brief sounds the alarm on the crisis of child food poverty – a state where young children are not fed the bare minimum number of food groups they need in early childhood. It presents data to illustrate how many children are experiencing food poverty, how many children are living in severe food poverty, what their diets look like, where they live – including in which households, communities and countries – and how these metrics have changed over time.
Report from UNICEF, published 2022
Children Climate Change Mobility Climate Change Impact

Children uprooted in a changing climate: Turning challenges into opportunities with and for young people on the move

The purpose of this brief is to spark conversation on the critical connection between climate, mobility and childhood – and its implications for policy and investment. By looking at what we know, where the worst impacts of climate change, fragility and conflict overlap, and where child mobility is both a consequence and a coping strategy, we get a clearer picture of how mobility can be leveraged to turn these challenges into opportunities – with and for children and young people uprooted from their homes.
Report from UNICEF, published 2021
Children Food Inflation Food Price Food Insecurity

Price Shocks: Rising food prices threaten the lives of thousands of children

In 2021, World Vision published its first analysis of the differences in the cost of a common food basket in Price Shocks: How COVID-19 is triggering a pandemic of child malnutrition and what is needed to prevent this from happening. The World Vision survey conducted for that report revealed the devastating impacts of rising food prices in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa on the most vulnerable. In a follow-up survey conducted in 2022, World Vision again looked at the lingering impacts of the pandemic, as well as the crises and drivers further compounding these rising costs, their impact on the worsening global hunger crisis and, ultimately, what this means for the most vulnerable girls and boys.
Report from World Vision International , published 2022
Children Climate Crisis Heatwaves Heat Exposure

The coldest year of the rest of their lives

The climate crisis is rapidly accelerating and with it, heatwaves are becoming longer, stronger, more widespread and more frequent. Already, around 559 million children are exposed to high heatwave frequency and around 624 million children are exposed to one of three other high heat measures - high heatwave duration, high heatwave severity or extreme high temperatures. This report provides yet more evidence that children are on the front lines of the climate crisis.
Report from UNICEF, published 2022
Children Child Marriage Children in Conflict Zones Child Brides

Global Girlhood Report 2022: Girls on the frontline

This year’s adolescent-friendly report provides a new resource for girl advocates featuring first of its kind data analysis on the quantitative effect of conflict on child marriage, as well as longitudinal research based on more than 600 interviews with young women and girls married as children.
Report from Save The Children, published 2022
Children Climate Emergency Inequality Crisis Poverty

Generation Hope: 2.4 billion reasons to end the global climate and inequality crisis

Climate change isn’t a threat to the future. For the world’s 2.4 billion children, it’s a global emergency today. The Generation Hope report sets out why this emergency is deeply connected to inequality – including compelling new evidence on the scale of the combined climate and inequality crisis. A staggering 774 million children face the dual threat of poverty and climate emergency.
Report from Save The Children, published 2022
Children E-Waste Recycling Child Health Health Impacts

Children and digital dumpsites: e-waste exposure and child health

This report summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on the links between informal e-waste recycling activities and health outcomes in children. As many as 18 million children and adolescents and 12.9 million women, including an unknown number of women of childbearing age, may be at risk from adverse health outcomes linked to e-waste recycling.
Report from World Health Organization, published 2021
Children Child Sexual Abuse Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSEA) Child Protection

Out of the Shadows: Index 2022

The Out of the Shadows Index (OOSI) benchmarks how 60 countries (home to approximately 85% of the global population of children) are preventing and responding to CSEA.
Report from Economist Impact, published 2022
Children Education Child Marriage Child Protection

The power of education to end child marriage

This publication uses data to illustrate how child marriage and schooling are related, showing the likelihood of child marriage among populations with different levels of education, as well as the educational status of girls who are child brides today.
Report from UNICEF, published 2022
Children Education Out of School Children Access to Education

New estimation confirms out-of-school population is growing in sub-Saharan Africa

It is estimated that 244 million children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 worldwide were out of school in 2021. The results are based on a new, improved way of measuring, which combines administrative and survey data, following a similar approach to the one applied before in the estimation of flagship health indicators. The estimates confirm that, even before the onset of COVID-19, progress in reducing the out-of-school population had slowed down.
Report from UNESCO, published 2022