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Half of children in Dominican to live in poverty

  • Although the Dominican Republic's economy has been steadily growing since 1996, UNICEF has found out that half of the population in the country under the age of 18 lives in poverty, struggles to access safe drinking water and appropriate housing. 

    The study has also revealed that only about 30 percent of the children end up finishing primary school and a little more than half of that percentage finishes secondary schooling on time. These schools are not in good shape either and lack drinking water and toilets. 

    The president of the Dominican Republic has previously promised to spend 4 percent of Gross Domestic Product on education. 

    Tagged as: Poverty in the Dominican Republic, Child poverty in the Caribbean country, Poverty, The Dominican Republic, World News