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The annual number of #children who die before they reach age five is shrinking, falling to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990. However, child mortality under-5 is still very high in two major regions. Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. #Mortality
What is the impact? In 2010, 13.5 million girls were married before they turned 18. If we do nothing, by 2030 an estimated 15.4 million girls a year will marry as children. In the developing world, one in seven girls is married before her 15th birthday and some child brides are as young as eight or nine.