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44% of children

In 12 of 29 CEECIS countries are at risk of not developing to their potential due to poverty, stunting or both.

Quote of the month

Every child has a right to health, education, equality and protection. The provision of clean water is a key part of fulfilling this right.

Martin Mogwanja, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

Fast facts

Education

  • 3.8% of national income

    Was spent by low-income countries on education in 2011, compared to 2.9 per cent in 1999.

    Less than 10% of children

    Could access early childhood care and education in one-third of countries in 2011.

  • Participation of children with disabilities

    In preschool education was promoted in one-third of countries in the CEECIS in 2011.

    An additional 52 million children

    Were enrolled in primary school globally from 1999 to 2008.

  • 67 million children

    Were not attending primary school in 2011, 53 per cent girls.

Сhild health

  • 50-100% higher

    Mortality of children under five in families in the poorest wealth quintile, compared to the richest.

    A 56% decline

    In under 5 mortality rate was recorded in the CEECIS region from 1990 to 2011.

Child protection

  • 44% of children

    In 12 of 29 CEECIS countries are at risk of not developing to their potential due to poverty, stunting or both.

    1.3 million

    Children still grow up separated from their families in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • $3 to $17 per dollar

    Comes from each dollar invested into Early Childhood Development.