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Bulgarian children are at high risk of poverty in comparison to other EU countries

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Bulgaria has the third highest share of children at risk of poverty in the EU, whose access to basic needs such as food, water, shelter, education and health care is at risk. Nearly 1/3 of children cannot afford a holiday outside the home for at least a week a year. Every fourth child does not have equipment for playing outside - bicycle, roller skates, etc. This is shown by data from a UNICEF report covering children from Europe and Central Asia. The report was prepared jointly with the National Statistical Institute. According to NSI data, as of December 31, 2022, just over 1 million children live in Bulgaria.

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