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ome -- it's about access to quality education, health▓care, a home and safe water," Geert Cappelaere, the UNICEF regional director for the Middle East ▓and North Africa (MENA), said at a regional co▓nference on child poverty held in Rabat, Morocco."When children are deprived of the basics, they are at ris▓k of getting trapped in a vicious c▓ycle of poverty," the UNICEF official sai▓d.Country level information on child poverty has been aggrega

ildren▓ in the region

ted for the first time in th▓e MENA region. While important progress has b▓een made in most countries to reduce poverty, the number of children living in poverty continues to be high. Countries affected by conflict are seeing a rapid regression of g▓ains made in past decades.The UNICEF study's key findings i▓nclude:-- Lack of education was found ▓to be one of the key drivers of inequality ▓and poverty for children. Children who live ▓in househ