Children are "the worst of the worst-off in the world"

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Women and children search a garbage dump for cans to sell. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Children are "the worst of the worst-off in the world", according to new joint study carried out by UNICEF and the World Bank.

Martin Evans, is the UN Children's Fund's senior advisor on poverty, and he says they are twice as likely to be "extremely poor" when compared to adults.

The report follows on from the World Bank's flagship study Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality, which found that around 767 million people globally were living on less than US$ 1.90 per day, in 2013.

Rosemary Musumba asked Mr Evans about the background to the report.

Duration: 3’29″

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