Report: Fear of increase in child poverty in NI

Koulla Yiasouma warns the impact of austerity measures will plunge more children further into poverty
Suzanne McGonagle
THE impact of austerity measures will plunge more children in Northern Ireland further into poverty, the children's commissioner has warned. It comes as the UK's four children's commissioners joined forces to urge the British government - including the Northern Ireland Executive - to halt its programme of benefit cuts to prevent more young people being pushed into poverty. In a joint report to the UN, they warn child poverty rates in the UK are "unacceptably high" and there has been a failure to protect those from most disadvantaged backgrounds. Koulla Yiasouma, the north's commissioner, sa[...]

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