26,000 and counting…
CNN and Dr Sanjay Gupta are speaking out on the situation of children, exploring why 26,000 children die every day from preventable causes, and what UNICEF is doing to save young lives.
Hosted by CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, “The Survival Project: One Child at a Time” is a one-hour historic broadcast examining what kind of action is required to stop the unnecessary deaths of children under age five.
Four areas were highlighted where UNICEF demonstrates its remarkable on-the-ground expertise in doing whatever it takes to save a child:
- Child protection in Iraq
- Water and sanitation in Laos
- HIV/AIDS prevention in Peru
- Child survival interventions in Ethiopia
Ms Lucy Liu, Clay Aiken and other UNICEF Ambassadors, UNICEF Supporters like Al Roker, UNICEF Advocates like Ishmael former child soldier, shared their involvement with UNICEF and the condition of children in the different countries visited, highlighting the children’s struggles with diarrhoea, HIV/Aids, lack of adequate drinking water and sanitation, their daily struggles for income survival in war-torn countries and the roles they are forced to play at a young age to fend for their physical survival and that of their families. For example, at times the children find themselves behind the gun to avoid being in front of the gun (child soldiers Sierra Leone) and sidestepping car bombs to sell gasoline (Iraq).
Listen to the recent podcast with Ms Ann Veneman of UNICEF and United Nations Yak murieluniceff080221.mp3
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