Number of children in the world

2.2 billion

Number in poverty

1 billion (every second child)

Shelter, safe water and health

For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are:

* 640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3)

* 400 million with no access to safe water (1 in 5)

* 270 million with no access to health services (1 in 7)

Children out of education worldwide

121 million

Survival for children


* 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (same as children population in France, Germany, Greece and Italy)

* 1.4 million die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation

Health of children


* 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized

* 15 million children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS (similar to the total children population in Germany or United Kingdom)

UNICEF – State of the World’s Children

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