Sunday, June 12, 2011

UNICEF. (2010): 338,000 under-5 year old infants die each year in US-occupied Afghanistan

UNICEF. 338,000 under-5 year old infants die each year under US Alliance guns in Occupied Afghanistan

UNICEF was established on 11 December 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. Its full name was the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund. However, UNICEF retained its original acronym. UNICEF's work is carried out in 191 countries through country programmes and National Committees. Some 88 per cent of the organization's approximately 7,200 posts are located in the field. There are eight regional offices and 126 country offices worldwide, as well as a research centre in Florence, a supply operation in Copenhagen and offices in Tokyo and Brussels. UNICEF headquarters are in New York (see: ).

UNICEF on under-5 year old infant deaths in US Alliance-occupied Occupied Afghanistan (2010): “Total population (thousands), 2007 - 27145 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 2007 - 27145 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2007 – 338 … GNI per capita (US$), 2007 – 250 … Life expectancy at birth (years), 2007 – 44. [1].

[1].UNICEF: Afghanistan statistics (2010): .

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