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10 facts on injuries to children

A group of children play outside.
WHO/J Littlewood

Poverty

Children in poorer communities are at increased risk of injuries. They are more likely to live in hazardous conditions - residing in homes with open fires, unprotected windows, unsafe roofs and stairs, or near dense, fast-moving traffic. They often lack spaces and facilities for safe play.

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