New project to improve birth registration
The EU has come up with new Project that will help 8 selected countries in Africa, pacific regions, Asian and Solomon islands. This is from UNICEF and European commission in simple form that the project seeks to address the under registration of births.
They bring this out they saw a statement saying that more than half of children that are under the age of 5 are not registered, but what made them stand up is that those who remain ‘off the records’ are left perpetually more vulnerable to a host of abuses – including child marriage and underage military recruitment.
If a child is not registered in their country it can have a serious effect in the life of a child, leaving them legally non-existent and preventing them from accessing relevant programs and services as they grow. Both the geographic and socio-economic situations of families repeatedly emerge as the two main factors fuelling the problem. Difficult access to civil registry services, the cost of registering a birth and long distances to registration centers are cited as obstacles. only round 36 % of births in rural areas are registered, compared to 61 % in urban areas.
If you would like more information on the project we will be doing or are happening right now check our project page.