Lives and Futures of Millions of Children are in Jeopardy

UNICEF’s 2016 State of the World’s Children reports that based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, the target date for the Sustainable Development Goals, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children.

The report indicates that the poorest children are twice as likely as the richest to die before their fifth birthday and to be chronically malnourished.  The report may be accessed by clicking here.

www.unicef.org/sowc2016.

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