Around the world, 27–30,000 children die every day.
That is equivalent to:
- 1 child dying every 3 seconds
- 20 children dying every minute
- A 2004 Asian Tsunami occurring almost every week
- An Iraq-scale death toll every 15–35 days
- 10–11 million children dying every year
- Over 50 million children dying between 2000 and 2005
The silent killers are poverty, hunger, easily preventable diseases and illnesses, and other related causes. In spite of the scale of this daily/ongoing catastrophe, it rarely manages to achieve, much less sustain, prime-time, headline coverage.