A Right to be Heard
Listening to children and young people on the move
For many uprooted children, the journey from home can be profoundly lonely and plagued by challenges that put their health, education and futures at risk. A new poll sheds light on experiences and hopes of young people in search of a safe and better future.
We believe that consistent, credible data about children’s situations are critical to the improvement of their lives – and indispensable to realizing the rights of every child.
3 in 4
Children aged 2 to 4 worldwide experience violent discipline by their caregivers on a regular basis
Levels and Trends in Child Mortality
An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, according to the new report. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life and most could have been prevented. Most children under 5 die from preventable or treatable causes like complications during birth, pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal sepsis and malaria.