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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.

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Latest statistics

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.