Child abuse and violence is costing countries in East Asia and the Pacific around US$209 billion a year, according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
It’s the first ever costing of child maltreatment in the region.
UNICEF says it will use the findings to take action with governments to reduce the abuse of young people.
Daniel Dickinson asked Andrew Brown, who’s based in Bangkok, Thailand for UNICEF where the maltreatment is taking place.
Duration: 4’05” [early out: 2’44”]