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Approx. six million children aged 0-14 years live below the basic needs poverty line
Approx. six million children aged 0-14 years live below the basic needs poverty line, and approximately 2.8 million children fall below the food poverty line (HBS, 2008). Chronic malnutrition in Tanzania remains endemic, with 35% of children under five stunted and 21% underweight. 44.5% children in rural areas are stunted, compared to 31.5% in urban areas.
According to the Tanzania DHS 2004/05, 48% of rural children suffered three or more severe deprivations of basic need compared with 10% of children in urban areas.
  According to the Tanzania DHS 2004/05, 48% of rural children suffered three or more severe deprivations of basic need compared with 10% of children in urban areas.
There are more than 2 million orphaned or abandoned children,

There are more than 2 million orphaned or abandoned children, and 20 per cent of the 5 to 17 year olds are engaged in child labour.

Only 8 per cent of children under 5 have a birth certificate.

Getting accurate statistical data for “street children, trafficking children, migrating children and refugees” is difficult given the hidden and isolated nature of the life they lead.
Getting accurate statistical data for “street children, trafficking children, migrating children and refugees” is difficult given the hidden and isolated nature of the life they lead.
However, a UNICEF study in 2005 noted that 10 million of children in the world live in the street and the problem is most prevalent in African countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda
However, a UNICEF study in 2005 noted that 10 million of children in the world live in the street and the problem is most prevalent in African countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, DRC and Kenya. In Tanzania the problem of street children is a big issue, particularly in urban areas such as Dar es Salaam

Information sourced from resourcecentre.savethechildren

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