PARLATINO calls to avoid cutting budgets to children
Panama, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Directors of the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO) on Thursday called on the regional governments to avoid cutting the 2021 budgets to early childhood amid Covid-19.
According to the statement, 'children cannot pay the bill for the pandemic,' as they are at a crucial stage for the development of their lives.
Therefore, in this complex scenario, authorities must urgently assume an active role to ensure the conditions of child welfare, the text said.
PARLATINO also expressed concern in the letter about the difficult health situation the region is facing due to Covid-19, for which it called the governments and its institutions to fulfill the role of guarantors.
According to a recent report by Plan International, an organization that advances children and adolescents' rights and equality, the lower the purchasing power of this population is, the greater the anguish due to the loss of income at home is.
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