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6.3 mln children died of preventable causes in 2017

An estimated 6.3 million children below the age of 15 died last year, mostly of preventable causes, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.
One child under 15 died every five seconds last year, UNICEF said in a statement, releasing details of a joint report with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group. 

‘More than 6 million’ Syrian children need aid

Source : AFP / 05 Jul 2014

More than six million children affected by the Syria conflict desperately need humanitarian aid, the U.N.'s children's agency said Friday, with the number in need rising by a third in a year.


Better data, analysis are key to protecting children -UNICEF

By Maria Caspani / / 1 Feb 2014

Over the last two decades, improvements in health, water and sanitation services and immunisation campaigns have saved the lives of 90 million children, UNICEF said in its flagship report.


6.6m children under 5 died in 2012: UNICEF

Source : AP / 14 Sep 2013

Childhood death rates around the world have halved since 1990 but an estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 5 still died last year, the UN children’s agency said Friday.

Nearly half of all children who die are in five countries: Nigeria, Congo, India, Pakistan and China, it said in a report.


Number of Syria child refugees hits one million, UNICEF says

Source : Presstv / 23 Aug 2013

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the number of child refugees who have fled the turmoil in Syria has reached one million.

“This one millionth child refugee is not just another number. This is a real child ripped from home, maybe even from a family, facing horrors we can only begin to comprehend,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on Friday.


Water supplies in war-hit Syria cut by a third: U.N.

By AFP / 9 Feb 2013

Syrians living in areas affected by the nearly two-year conflict have seen their water supplies cut by one third, putting children at especially high risk of disease, the United Nations said on Friday.

The results of the first U.N. Fund for Children nationwide assessment of water and sanitation since hostilities began revealed that populations in contested areas have only 25 liters (5.5 gallons) of water a day, compared with 75 liters two years ago.


UNICEF targets deadly diarrhea, pneumonia in poor kids

By Ransdell Pierson | Reuters | New York | 8 Jun 2012

Concerted efforts to control diarrhea and pneumonia, the biggest killers of children under the age of five, could save the lives of up to 2 million of the world's poorest children each year, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Friday.


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