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principle of ‘all children, all rights’ is still much too far
from being a reality."
Kofi Annan in "The Progress of Nations 2000"
- Over half-a-billion
children in developing countries are struggling to
survive on less than $1 per day.
- About 2
million children in developing countries die every year from
a lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate
hygiene and sanitation facilities.
- Over 110 million primary
school age children worldwide are not enrolled in school.
children under 15 years of age died from AIDS in 1999,
and 3.8 million died since the beginning of the epidemic.
- 11 million children
die each year from largely preventable causes.
- More than 33
million children suffer from vitamin A deficiency,
placing them at risk of blindness and death from such common
diseases as measles and diarrhoea.
- An estimated 250 million
children aged 5 to 14 are working around the world.
- Close to 2
million children have been killed in armed conflicts
during the past decade.