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2.1 Million Child Deaths

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India has the worst rate of child survival in the world, according to a UNICEF report.

Nearly 2.1 million Indian children under the age of 5 died in India in 2006, mostly from starvation or common diseases, almost five times the infant mortality rate of China.

Nearly a quarter of the Indian population is classified as poor, which is defined as people getting less than the minimum number of calories necessary for survival. 

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Odds & Ends | Magazine | September 2008

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