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Save the Children targets UK

Save the Children launches its first ever British campaign, saying one in eight of the UK's poorest children go without at least one hot meal per day.

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3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK

  • There are an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK - 1.6 million in severe poverty.
  • This shocking figure is expected to rise by 400,000 by 2015.
  • A lack of jobs, stagnating wages, increased living costs and spending cuts are placing enormous pressure on families up and down the UK.

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