What do low-income urban families in Malaysia really want?

Lending a helping hand: Nethra, 13, one of the children who took part in the UNICEF-UNFPA study, and her sibling helping their younger neighbour to study. Photo: UNICEF

A study by Unicef and UNFPA reveals that low-income urban families - although deeply impacted by the pandemic and need help urgently - are more resilient and responsible than most think: they just want the chance to earn a living for themselves and to live a life of dignity.

Ten children from B40 families living in low-cost flats in Kuala Lumpur were given a smartphone each and asked to document, through photos and videos, their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and movement control order (MCO) from their perspective.

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