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State of the World’s Mothers 2014 Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian Crises

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Save the Children
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Westport: Save the Children, 2014

Motherhood can be the toughest job in the world, with long hours, constant demands and no time off. But for women living in places affected by conflict and natural
disasters, the challenges of being a mother are greater – and the stakes are so much higher. Save the Children’s 15th annual State of the World’s Mothers report comes at a pivotal moment in history, when humanitarian crises have focused a spotlight as never before on the needs of mothers and children who are struggling to
survive. For the first time in history, there is a realistic prospect of ending preventable child deaths within a generation. But the world as a whole remains off-track to meet the fourth Millennium Development Goal of a two-thirds reduction
in child mortality by 2015. The majority of preventable child deaths are increasingly concentrated in particular parts of the world, much of it in conflict-affected and fragile states.