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State of the world’s mothers 2014: saving mothers and children in humanitarian crises, 06/05/14 [E/NI/S/W]

Save the Children's 15th annual review of the best place in the world to be a mother examines the impact of humanitarian crises on maternal, newborn and child survival in countries consistently ranked as the most difficult places to be a mother.

It concludes that every country must be better prepared to assist mothers and children in emergencies and must also begin the difficult but urgent work of providing stability in the most fragile regions of the world, and identify ways to build better access to healthcare in these contexts. The bottom 10 countries of the 178 surveyed are all on the African continent with Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia taking the last three places. The UK tied in 26th place with Belarus, while trailing behind Finland, Norway and Sweden, which respectively came in at numbers one, two and three.

For full details see the Save the Children website.

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State of the world’s mothers 2014: saving mothers and children in humanitarian crises