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Children continue to be the most vulnerable and unprotected citizens. Of the 3.8 million people living in extreme poverty, 2.1 million are children. Of the total 10.2 million under-18 population, more than 6.5 million live below the poverty line. The social sector ministries suffered a setback in their capacity for action due to reorganizations of the administrative structure and reduction of public spending budget. Socio-economic disparities and exclusion continue to characterize the country affecting more children and adolescents who are not benefiting from the economic growth mentioned earlier.