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Lucy Liu UNICEF Ambassador, actress

I believe in Zero.

No child should ever die from preventable causes, like lack of clean water, food or medicine. Every day, nearly 22,000 do.

Help us make that number zero.

Achieving Zero

Another dramatic drop brings zero closer than ever.

Over the last 50 years, UNICEF and its partners have helped reduce the worldwide child mortality rate by more than 1/2. Much of that success is recent—the result of tried and true lifesaving interventions and programs perfected in more than 150 countries. Four years ago, 25,500 children died every day from preventable causes. Today that number is 22,000. That's 2,000 fewer than just one year ago.

But it also means that 8 million children are not reaching their fifth birthday every year. Worse - they are dying of preventable causes and treatable diseases. And the majority of those deaths are concentrated among the poorest 20% of households in the developing world.

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