UNICEF-UNFPA report highlights precarious plight of Malaysia's urban poor

Documented through the eyes of children from low-income urban families: Nethra tutors her younger brother. Photo: Nethra

Six in 10 Malaysian households are unable to buy enough food for their families, while one in three report difficulties in providing enough pocket money for their children once they return to school.

These are among the findings of the fourth and final edition of UNICEF and UNFPA’s Families on the Edge (FoE4) report launched recently by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy), Datuk Sri Mustapa Mohamed.

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