Child Hunger / Kinder Hunger / Fome Infantil / Hambre infantil

The UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors, UNICEF‘s total income for 2008 was US$3,372,540,239. Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization’s resources.

Private groups and some six million individuals contribute the rest through national committees. It is estimated that 92% of UNICEF revenue is distributed to programme services.

One concern is that the child mortality rate has not decreased in some areas as rapidly as had been planned, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, where in 2013 the region still has the highest child mortality rate:

92 deaths per 1000 live births and that Globally, nearly half of under-five deaths are attributable to undernutrition.

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