Belarus is the one of the best places in the world to grow up as a kid, according to the latest study by Save the Children.
Happy to be born in Belarus.
In the list of 175 countries Belarus took the 35th position in the world childhood index-2017 by global child rights group Save the Children.
Such childhood enders as infant mortality, children’s health, education, work, marriage, adolescent births and child violence were taken into account.
Childhood in Belarus
The report includes data on the mortality of children under the age of 5 years in for 2016.
Back then it was 3.9 cases per thousand people.
Cases of marriage or cohabitation of girls aged 15-19 years from 2012 to 2017 were 7,5%.
In 2015, the number of births among girls aged 15 to 19 years were 17.6 per thousand.
In 2017, 0.1% of Belarus’ children had to change their place of residence because of the conflict.
In 2015 there were 0.6 cases of murder of children and adolescents under the age of 19 per 100,000 people.
Our neighbours Lithuania, Poland and Latvia have better indicators.
Lithuania and Poland are on 25th place, Latvia – on 31st. However, Russia took 37th place, while Ukraine – 43rd.
Best and worst countries to grow up
Top 10 countries with the best conditions for children to grow up include Singapore, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Iceland, Italy, and South Korea.
The worst conditions for kids are in Niger, Mali, Central African Republic, Chad, Southern Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Congo, and Burkina Faso.
Robbed of their childhoods
Released ahead of International Children’s Day on June 1, the report reveals that 1.2 billion children are at risk of being threatened by conflict, poverty or gender discrimination.
At the moment at least 153 million children are exposed to all three threats.