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Netherlands tops child well-being in industrialized world: UNICEF

LONDON (Reuters) - The Netherlands ranks first and Romania last among 29 developed countries examined in a UNICEF report on the well-being of children that warns budget-slashing governments to spare a thought for future generations.Full story

Activist Mia Farrow visits Syrian refugees

  Unicef has recruited former actress and activist Mia Farrow to help bring awareness to the humanitarian crisis created by people fleeing war-torn Syria.

Global child deaths plunge by 12,000 a day

The annual number of children who die before they reach age five worldwide fell to 7.6 million in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, UNICEF and the World Health Organization said. Full story

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  An update on the KIND Fund

Viewer generosity continued over the holidays. Lawrence O'Donnell gives an update to our special UNICEF partnership to bring desks to schoolchildren in Malawi.

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