Giving Compass’ Take:
• Thato Mahlangu reports that more than 6 million children in South Africa are currently living below the food poverty line according to the South African Child Gauge 2018 report.
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• Learn about South Africa’s progress on the SDGs.
Millions of children in South Africa still don’t have access to healthy meals, because their families can’t afford nutritious food, according to a report published by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute (CI).
The South African Child Gauge 2018 report highlights the conditions that children are living in across the country — and is a partnership between DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, UNICEF South Africa, and the Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation.
More than 6 million children in South Africa are currently living below the food poverty line, the institute said in a statement provided to Global Citizen.
“This means that their families cannot even provide the minimum amount of nutrition needed to survive and thrive,” it said. “This is just one of the many challenges faced by families in SA.”
The report — released to coincide with World Children’s Day on November 20 — highlighted an urgent need for families and the state to align their efforts to improve conditions for children.
Read the full article about the South African Child Gauge 2018 report by Thato Mahlangu at Global Citizen.
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