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31 May 2018

Belarus ranks 35th in End of Childhood report

MINSK, 31 May (BelTA) - Belarus placed 35th on the 2018 End of Childhood Index Rankings by the Save the Children international charity group. The report was released on 30 May, BelTA has learned.

The ranking covers 175 countries. It takes into account the eight indicators that relate to child health, education, work, marriage, childbirth, the level of violence. Belarus ranks above the United States and Russia which are the 36th and 37th respectively.

The best country for children is Singapore, followed by Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Italy and South Korea. According to the group, the 10 worst countries for children are all in Africa, largely in its western and central regions. Niger is considered the most dangerous for children, followed by Mali, Central African Republic, Chad, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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