Over 17.3 Million Children Live Under Poverty Line in Brazil

Report by children's rights advocacy group shows Brazil may not meet UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 17.3 million children under the age of fourteen live in poverty in Brazil, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Abrinq Foundation, a non-profit organization which fights for children’s rights in the country.

According to the NGO, the latest report shows that the country may not meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

“Some of these goals are definitely not going to be achieved by Brazil, unless investments are made in public policies directed at the more vulnerable portions of the population . . .

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