Good news for children ???New research says significantlymore children worldwide aregoing to school compared with adecade ago and fewer of themare dying in infancy But a report by the international charity Save the Children also says there has been a worrying increase in child hunger in the poorest countries
Good news for childrenThis is a rare charity report bringing good news. It says that aroundthe world the chances of a child going to school have risen by onethird compared with the 1990s - and the prospect of children dyingin their infancy has also been cut by about a third 1990 - 2000 2010 - 2012
Good news for childrenThis is partly explained, Save the Children says, by local economicgrowth in the developing continents of Africa and Asia. It alsoreflects international aid policies which have tended toconcentrate on education and health - in aid circles schools andhospitals are sometimes called the "Darlings of the Donors".
Good news for children???But the report also warnsthat underlying child malnutrition is on the rise because ofhigh food prices and global inequality. This is a morehidden problem, and more difficult to tackle. Save theChildren said it welcomed the idea of a Hunger Summit dueto be held in London during the Olympics.
Good news for childrenIt called on donor countries to invest more insmall scale agriculture and especially to supportwomen farmers
Good news for childrenThe report said developing country governments shouldconcentrate on reducing income inequalities and improvinghealth care for mothers.