Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty

A report released by UNICEF has found that half of Dominicans under the age of 18 live in poverty; despite the fact Dominican Republic has an economy that has been growing since 1996, according to the Associated Press.

UNICEF also found that those living in poverty don’t have proper housing, access to safe drinking water and are struggling to get enough food.

The study conducted in conjunction with the Dominican Ministry of Economy shows that 30 percent of children finish primary school and an even lower 18 percent finish secondary school on time.

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