Families with children in Serbia financially "experienced" the pandemic

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    Families with children in Serbia financially “experienced” the pandemic

    Almost half of the families with children faced a drop in their monthly income, mostly up to 30 percent, during the state of emergency in Serbia, introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the results of the research conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

    The survey was conducted in April, June and July and it covered more than 1,800 households with children, it was said during the online conference “Covid-19 in the Balkans: Patterns of Victimization and Victims’ Rights”, organized by the Victimology Society of Serbia.

    Ana Prodanovic from UNICEF stated that in April, 51% of families claimed that the coronavirus did not affect their income, but in the second wave of the pandemic, that number was reduced to 41%.

    One third of the children could not receive health services, because they were not provided during the state of emergency, and most often these services referred to vaccination, said Ana Prodanovic.

    She said that 15 percent of children in Serbia used social welfare services, of whom seven percent had problems in realizing those services during the pandemic.

    Izvor: N1, FoNet

    Foto: Pixabay

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