The Child Risk Index

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					The Child Risk
    Index
5 factors
 MortalityRates for children under 5
 % of children who are severely
  underweight
 Numbers of children not at school
 Risks from armed conflict
 Risks from diseases such as AIDS
 How do regions compare?
 Score   is calculated on a scale of 1 -
  100
 World average is 30
 European average is 6
 African average 61
How do countries compare?
 Canada,   US, Australia, Japan all
  under 5
 Top 5 countries for child risk:
 Ethiopia (85)
 Somalia (92)
 Afghanistan (94)
 Sierra Leone (95)
 Angola (96)
Children at war - Some Statistics
 Previous   10 years - 2 m killed, 6 m
  wounded
 In Cambodia - 20% of wounded
  soldiers were between 10 and 14
  years old
 Angola 1995 - 20% of children were
  orphaned
 Rwanda - 80% of children lost a
  family member
 1/3 saw them die
5 key problems
 Serving as soldiers (300,000)
 Displacement (20 m)
 Violence
 Landmines (30-40%)
 Health

				
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