Millions of children in richest countries live in povertyListen / About 30 million children across 35 countries with developed economies live in poverty, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
In a report released on Tuesday, UNICEF says 13 million children in the European Union plus Norway and Iceland lack basic items necessary for their development.
Gordon Alexander, Director of UNICEF’s Office of Research, says the report analyzes levels of child poverty in industrialized countries using traditional measures of household incomes.
The report, Mr. Alexander adds, also looks at issues of deprivations that matter to children's lives.
Europe 2020 is the European Union's growth strategy for the next decade to achieve what it calls "a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy".