23 Jun 2015

MDG’s will fail the World’s poorest children

UNICEF’s report on the Millennium Development Goals, (MDG’s), Progress for Children: Beyond averages, has alluded to the fact that the community of those giving the children who are of the World’s poorest will be failed if plans are not implemented to aid them.

“Disparities within countries have left children from the poorest households twice as likely to die before their fifth birthday,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said.

The report said that continued failure to reach these children could have dramatic consequences.

The report estimated;

  • 68 million more children under five will die from mostly preventable causes by 2030
  • An estimated 119 million children will still be chronically malnourished in 2030
  • Half a billion people will still be defecating in the open, posing serious risks to children’s health in 2030
  • It will take almost 100 years for all girls from sub-Saharan Africa’s poorest families to complete their lower secondary education.

UNICEF has called for world leaders to consider children in their goals and targets when trying to create a sustainable future for all.

 

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