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By 2030, 26.4 million people a year may be diagnosed with cancer, with 17 million people dying from it, the report forecast.
- Every six seconds a child dies because she or he is hungry;
(Source: FAO State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006, Source: Global Framework for Action, 2006)
- More than 70 percent of the world's 146 million underweight children under age five years live in just 10 countries, with more than 50 per cent located in South Asia alone;
(Source: Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition (No.4), UNICEF, May 2006)
- 10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60 percent of the deaths;
(Source: The State of the World's Children 2007, UNICEF)
- Lack of Vitamin A kills a million infants a year
Source: Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency, A Global Progress Report, UNICEF