UN Report: 69 Million Children are at Risk Because of Medical and Educational Inequality

There are a lot of people who believe that the youth, especially the children, is the future of our society. However, there is one big problem in that inequality is placing a lot of these children at risk. A report from the United Nations states that we must tackle the problem of equality head-on in order to prevent putting a greater percentage of our society's future at risk.

According to a report by the Washington Post, approximately 69 million children are at a considerable risk of kicking the bucket due to preventable causes in the next 15 years. Between now and the year 2030, all these children will die if countries, especially those who are impoverished, do not take the immediate and necessary action required to improve their medicine and education.

Charity organization UNICEF has made predictions based on current trends and the projected population growth. They believe that "167 million children will also live in extreme poverty, 60 million won't be attending primary school, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030." All of this will likely occur unless the problem of health and education inequality is tackled as soon as humanly possible.

Another problem being faced in today's society is the grave hostility towards migrants and refugees, says UNICEF's Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth. UNICEF believes that these people are migrating to get a better life, but the root cause of their poverty must be removed as well. Another problem is that even if these people do migrate to much more developed countries, there is still quite a large chance that they will experience inequality in the different aspects of their lives.

If inequality is abolished, then even the most disadvantaged could have the chance to have a better life. However, we must start working now if we want even the slightest chance of succeeding at this.

 

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