Children pay a heavy price across South Asia: UNICEF

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A close-up of a child at the Mobarakpur Community Clinic in Kulaura Upazila, northeastern Bangladesh. UN Photo/Mark Garten

More than two million children in South Asia die before their fifth birthday, according to a new report released by UNICEF on Thursday.

Key findings on the latest trends and data on children across South Asia show that while there is huge progress in some health and human rights strong inequalities still persist in other areas.

One significant challenge remains sanitation; nearly 700 million people in South Asia still defecate in the open.

Stephanie Coutrix asked Karin Hulshof, regional director for UNICEF in South Asia, about how the situation for children has evolved since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed 25 years ago.

Duration: 4'40"

 

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