Hard facts about children in Nepal

According to the United Nations Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. (The following facts are submitted by Save The Children Nepal)

12.22 million Nepalese people are younger than 18 years


  • Half the population is undernourished, 13 percent severely malnourished
  • 36 percent of the 3.6 million under-five year olds have no access to basic health care
  • Each day 137 children die from diseases that are preventable: that equates to 50,000 on an annual basis


  • 39 percent of children do not finish primary school
  • 20 percent of school-age children are send away from school or never get the chance to go to school in the first place


  • 1.8 million children are forced to do child labour to survive
  • 127,000 children are force to endure the worst forms of child labor
  • More than 50,000 children live on streets
  • 51 of every 100 children are forced to marry before they reach puberty
  • 33 of every 100 children are victims of physical torture
  • 20 under 16-years old are sold daily
  • 4630 children have lost one or both parents in the armed conflict that gripped Nepal for years (and maybe still does)

Save the Children Nepal
SOS Kinderdorpen Nepal
Terre des Hommes Nepal
Liliane Fonds Nepal
Unicef Nepal

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