We still live in a world where 14 000 children under the age of five die every day from illnesses that could have been prevented, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria. And almost half the deaths are attributable to malnutrition.
However, there is also good news: 30 years ago, 1 in 11 children worldwide died before their fifth birthday. Today that figure has fallen to 1 in 26. The work of UNICEF makes a difference – and events like CYCLING FOR CHILDREN help improve the situation for children around the world.
For instance, in 2018, UNICEF and its partners provided support for
• Access to safe drinking water for 43 million children in emergencies
• Life-saving treatment for 4 million children with severe acute malnutrition
• More than 16 million children’s births registered in 49 countries
• Birth in health facilities for 27 million babies
UNICEF has over 70 years’ experience in working with developing countries and providing emergency aid. In more than 150 countries, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund works to ensure that children have enough to eat and a safe water supply, are vaccinated against diseases and receive medical treatment. Whether in the famine region of South Sudan or in the brutal civil war zones in Yemen and Syria, UNICEF is untiring in its efforts to save lives.
With people like you, we can help ensure that more children survive. Your commitment counts! Register now and start your own sponsorship fundraising.