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Child poverty and road traffic injury report launched

31 July 2016

Road traffic injury exacerbates child poverty imposing a severe burden upon the young and the poor across low- and middle-income countries, and must be addressed as a global sustainable development priority, according to a new joint report by the FIA Foundation and UNICEF.

The advocacy research was launched on 27th July in Surabaya, Indonesia, at the final UN global Habitat III preparatory conference for governments to negotiate the final text of the New Urban Agenda.

The report launched at a Habitat III event co-hosted by the FIA Foundation, UNICEF and the Government of Brazil, reveals the extent of the impact of road traffic injury on families living in poverty across low- and middle-income countries. Children from poor families are vulnerable to road traffic injury; when tragedy strikes, they suffer severe and protracted effects and too often, victims and their families are locked into a cycle of poverty. Globally, road traffic injury serves as a brake on poverty eradication and development.

Watch the film accompanying the Rights of Way report here.

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