That's a shocking number of young lives lost per year. The good news is that Save the Children Week gives you the opporunity to help turn things around.
The fight is ongoing to tackle issues like malnutrition and ensure that children living in places affected by and conflict of disasters are able to get an education.
As little as £10 can buy a school desk for two people and £300 will clothe 30 children. We take these things for granted because they seem so simple but for some they are luxuries they dream of never having.
So how can you take part in April? There are loads of ways! Get some people together and organise a fundraiser: it could be a party, a treasure hunt or maybe a car boot sale. The options are limitless and you find all the details about how you can get involved at the Save the Children Week website.
If you feel you want to go that extra step further and be brave you could take inspiration from Dorothy Shirwell. She cycled the Nile in 2007 and raised over £2,100. Not only will doing something like this change you for the better, it will change the lives of so many children for the better too.
Think about it ...
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