A new report by The Campaign to End Child Poverty has revealed that Cymru has a higher child poverty rate than any other nation in the UK.
31% of children in Cymru live in poverty, compared to 30% in England, and 24% in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Caerdydd is the local authority with the highest rate of child poverty (33.1%), followed by Blaenau Gwent (32.8%), and Casnewydd (32.5%).
Wrecsam saw the greatest increase in child poverty over the past five years, rising 3.7% to 31.9%.
In every local authority over 20% of children live below the poverty line.
Responding to the findings, Ellie Harwood, Wales Development Manager at 'Child Poverty Action Group' said:
“The figures speak for themselves – the situation for children couldn’t be starker. An unacceptable number of children continue to grow up in poverty in Wales, even though the majority have parents who are in work."