September 16th, 2011
05:23 AM ET

Somalia worst for child mortality, U.N. agency says

Somalia now has the world's highest  mortality rate for children under the age of five, according to new data  released by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

"Somalia's child mortality rate in 2010, stood at 180 deaths per 1,000 live births which now ranks worst in the world," the United Nations Children's Fund said in a media statement.

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  1. you can't handle the (ultimate) truth

    It took this one famous man over three years to convince just 120 people that placing ones future in the hands of ones government is pure folly. At first they wanted him to be their leader! Thousands and thousands wanted him to be, but he rejected their offer. He wasn't looking to change everyones way of thinking either...that'll never happen. You think that I am mean, but really, I've just been trying all sorts of ways to get some eyes opened. From telling stories to making-up charachters like Ahkmed the Terror Guy. From just being mr. nice guy (Cesar used to call me 'the gentle blogger') to being the jerk howling from the top of a building. It's not my fault that I know of and remember these things, really, it's not. It's just how it is with me, and has been since I was 9. (shrug)

    September 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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