Inequality Remains among Nepali Children: UNICEF Report

  July 5, 2016 By: INSEC

The report recently published by UNICEF shows that Nepalese children are still living in inequality. It was published in report ‘the state of world children’.

The report states that Nepal has improved in human development index however there are still inequality between rich and poor and also among those living in cities and villages. As per report, 90 percent of the people living in urban areas are receiving quality services whereas only 51 percent of the people in villages are receiving quality services.

At about 93 percent of mother with good financial background are getting quality maternity services whereas only 26 percent of mother from villages are able to get same services. Similarly, 39 percent of children under five years living in villages with poor financial background and 24 percent of people from cities are living in long term malnutrition according to the report.

Similarly, there are only 41 percent children’s presence in preliminary child development education from poor families and 84 percent from rich families as per report. At about 90 percent of rich families are supporting their children in education whereas only 51 percent of poorer families are supporting their children in education.

Nepal stands in 63rd place regarding child mortality rate among 197 countries of the world. According to the report, fifteen years ago in 1990 out of 1000 birth in Nepal 141 children used to die. This rate has dropped to 36 in 2015 according to the report.


Vivek Dhungana