Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Myanmar's Children

As many as 150 children die every day in Myanmar before they reach their fifth birthday, the UN children’s agency said on Tuesday, in a report calling for the government to end blocks on humanitarian access to conflict areas.

Life for many children in Myanmar remains a struggle, Unicef said. Nearly 30% of children under five suffer from moderate or severe malnutrition and more than half of all children live below the poverty line. The child mortality rate is estimated at about 50 per 1,000 live births in Myanmar. In the UK, the rate is four per 1,000.

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