Ecuador: Amazon region and four provinces have highest rate of poverty, issues of violence

Posted on October 15, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Social Issues reported a study presented Tuesday on the situation of children and adolescents in Ecuador reveals gaps in terms of violence and in the quality of education and access to health, but it also says advances in the policies of protection to minors.

The work indicates that the Amazon region and the provinces of Bolivar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas concentrated the highest percentages of children and adolescents in situation of poverty, aged 55 to 75%, at the time noted that between 1990 and 2012 social spending spent 3.95% to 11.93 from the gross domestic product (GDP).

Child malnutrition dropped from 40 to 25% in children under five years between 1986 and 2012, although in the case of the indigenous population it has been located at 42%, according to the survey, prepared by Unicef, Plan International, the National Council for the Social Observatory of the Ecuador and intergenerational equality. Read Article


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