THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN living in poverty in Ireland has increased since 2008, while the number of children who were victims of abuse cases has also risen. The figures are confirmed in the official State of the Nation’s Children report, a biannual document published for the third time yesterday. PA reports that the document showed how many of Ireland’s more vulnerable children were missing out on basic services because of the level of poverty in which they live.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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