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If you were 'lucky' enough to be born in an industrialised country, your chance of living to age 5 are 99.3 percent. However if you were born in one of the least developed countries, your chance of dying before the age of 5 soars to as much as 31.6 percent! The following table reveals the impact of child hunger & poverty by country. Many thanks to the support of the following celebrities to promote Unicef by being the Unicef Ambassadors for worldmessageday.org - Laurence Fishburne, Isabella Rossellini, Sunny Deol and Marcus Samuelsson.

Infant Mortality by Country!
RED = Least Developed   |  GREEN = Developing  |  BLUE = Industrialised 

Rank

Sorted by Rank
 

% of kids that die < 5

% of kids that live > 5

Sorted Alphabetically

Rank

% of kids that die < 5

% of kids that live > 5

1

Sierra Leone

31.6%

68.4%

Afghanistan

4

25.7%

74.3%

2

Niger

26.5%

73.5%

Albania

98

3.0%

97.0%

3

Angola

26.0%

74.0%

Algeria

75

4.9%

95.1%

4

Afghanistan

25.7%

74.3%

Andorra

161

0.7%

99.3%

5

Liberia

23.5%

76.5%

Angola

3

26.0%

74.0%

6

Mali

23.1%

76.9%

Antigua and Barbuda

144

1.4%

98.6%

7

Somalia

22.5%

77.5%

Argentina

130

1.9%

98.1%

8

Guinea-Bissau

21.1%

78.9%

Armenia

93

3.5%

96.5%

9

Congo - Democratic Republic

20.5%

79.5%

Australia

164

0.6%

99.4%

10

Zambia

20.2%

79.8%

Austria

178

0.5%

99.5%

11

Chad

20.0%

80.0%

Azerbaijan

48

10.5%

89.5%

12

Burkina Faso

19.7%

80.3%

Bahamas

138

1.6%

98.4%

12

Mozambique

19.7%

80.3%

Bahrain

138

1.6%

98.4%

14

Burundi

19.0%

81.0%

Bangladesh

58

7.7%

92.3%

15

Malawi

18.3%

81.7%

Barbados

144

1.4%

98.6%

15

Mauritania

18.3%

81.7%

Belarus

125

2.0%

98.0%

15

Nigeria

18.3%

81.7%

Belgium

164

0.6%

99.4%

15

Rwanda

18.3%

81.7%

Belize

84

4.0%

96.0%

19

Central African Republic

18.0%

82.0%

Benin

24

15.8%

84.2%

20

Côte d’Ivoire

17.5%

82.5%

Bhutan

52

9.5%

90.5%

21

Ethiopia

17.2%

82.8%

Bolivia

58

7.7%

92.3%

22

Guinea

16.9%

83.1%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

136

1.8%

98.2%

23

Tanzania - United Republic

16.5%

83.5%

Botswana

42

11.0%

89.0%

24

Benin

15.8%

84.2%

Brazil

92

3.6%

96.4%

25

Cameroon

15.5%

84.5%

Brunei Darussalam

164

0.6%

99.4%

26

Equatorial Guinea

15.3%

84.7%

Bulgaria

138

1.6%

98.4%

27

Swaziland

14.9%

85.1%

Burkina Faso

12

19.7%

80.3%

28

Djibouti

14.3%

85.7%

Burundi

14

19.0%

81.0%

29

Togo

14.1%

85.9%

Cambodia

30

13.8%

86.2%

30

Cambodia

13.8%

86.2%

Cameroon

25

15.5%

84.5%

30

Senegal

13.8%

86.2%

Canada

161

0.7%

99.3%

32

Madagascar

13.6%

86.4%

Cape Verde

88

3.8%

96.2%

33

Iraq

13.3%

86.7%

Central African Republic

19

18.0%

82.0%

34

Lesotho

13.2%

86.8%

Chad

11

20.0%

80.0%

35

Gambia

12.6%

87.4%

Chile

147

1.2%

98.8%

36

Timoe-Lest (East Timor)

12.4%

87.6%

China

85

3.9%

96.1%

36

Uganda

12.4%

87.6%

Colombia

118

2.3%

97.7%

38

Haiti

12.3%

87.7%

Comoros

57

7.9%

92.1%

38

Zimbabwe

12.3%

87.7%

Congo

45

10.8%

89.2%

40

Kenya

12.2%

87.8%

Congo - Democratic Republic

9

20.5%

79.5%

41

Eritrea

11.1%

88.9%

Cook Islands

118

2.3%

97.7%

42

Botswana

11.0%

89.0%

Costa Rica

149

1.1%

98.9%

43

Myanmar

10.9%

89.1%

Côte d’Ivoire

20

17.5%

82.5%

43

Pakistan

10.9%

89.1%

Croatia

158

0.8%

99.2%

45

Congo

10.8%

89.2%

Cuba

152

0.9%

99.1%

46

Sudan

10.7%

89.3%

Cyprus

164

0.6%

99.4%

46

Yemen

10.7%

89.3%

Czech Republic

178

0.5%

99.5%

48

Azerbaijan

10.5%

89.5%

Denmark

189

0.4%

99.6%

49

Ghana

10.0%

90.0%

Djibouti

28

14.3%

85.7%

49

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic

10.0%

90.0%

Dominica

143

1.5%

98.5%

51

Turkmenistan

9.9%

90.1%

Dominican Republic

76

4.7%

95.3%

52

Bhutan

9.5%

90.5%

Ecuador

98

3.0%

97.0%

53

Papua New Guinea

9.4%

90.6%

Egypt

83

4.1%

95.9%

54

India

9.3%

90.7%

El Salvador

85

3.9%

96.1%

55

Nepal

9.1%

90.9%

Equatorial Guinea

26

15.3%

84.7%

56

Gabon

9.0%

91.0%

Eritrea

41

11.1%

88.9%

57

Comoros

7.9%

92.1%

Estonia

147

1.2%

98.8%

58

Bangladesh

7.7%

92.3%

Ethiopia

21

17.2%

82.8%

58

Bolivia

7.7%

92.3%

Fiji

121

2.1%

97.9%

58

Maldives

7.7%

92.3%

Finland

178

0.5%

99.5%

61

Kazakhstan

7.6%

92.4%

France

164

0.6%

99.4%

61

Mongolia

7.6%

92.4%

Gabon

56

9.0%

91.0%

63

Sao Tome and Principe

7.4%

92.6%

Gambia

35

12.6%

87.4%

64

Guyana

7.2%

92.8%

Georgia

102

2.9%

97.1%

64

Tajikistan

7.2%

92.8%

Germany

178

0.5%

99.5%

66

South Africa

7.1%

92.9%

Ghana

49

10.0%

90.0%

67

Kiribati

6.9%

93.1%

Greece

178

0.5%

99.5%

68

Uzbekistan

6.8%

93.2%

Grenada

110

2.5%

97.5%

69

Namibia

6.7%

93.3%

Guatemala

72

5.8%

94.2%

70

Marshall Islands

6.6%

93.4%

Guinea

22

16.9%

83.1%

71

Kyrgyzstan

6.1%

93.9%

Guinea-Bissau

8

21.1%

78.9%

72

Guatemala

5.8%

94.2%

Guyana

64

7.2%

92.8%

73

Korea - Democratic People’s Republic of

5.5%

94.5%

Haiti

38

12.3%

87.7%

74

Tuvalu

5.2%

94.8%

Honduras

88

3.8%

96.2%

75

Algeria

4.9%

95.1%

Hungary

152

0.9%

99.1%

76

Dominican Republic

4.7%

95.3%

Iceland

189

0.4%

99.6%

77

Indonesia

4.5%

95.5%

India

54

9.3%

90.7%

78

Morocco

4.4%

95.6%

Indonesia

77

4.5%

95.5%

79

Nicaragua

4.3%

95.7%

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

81

4.2%

95.8%

79

Turkey

4.3%

95.7%

Iraq

33

13.3%

86.7%

81

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

4.2%

95.8%

Ireland

164

0.6%

99.4%

81

Vanuatu

4.2%

95.8%

Israel

164

0.6%

99.4%

83

Egypt

4.1%

95.9%

Italy

164

0.6%

99.4%

84

Belize

4.0%

96.0%

Jamaica

125

2.0%

98.0%

85

China

3.9%

96.1%

Japan

178

0.5%

99.5%

85

El Salvador

3.9%

96.1%

Jordan

94

3.3%

96.7%

85

Peru

3.9%

96.1%

Kazakhstan

61

7.6%

92.4%

88

Cape Verde

3.8%

96.2%

Kenya

40

12.2%

87.8%

88

Honduras

3.8%

96.2%

Kiribati

67

6.9%

93.1%

88

Philippines

3.8%

96.2%

Korea - Democratic People’s Republic of

73

5.5%

94.5%

88

Viet Nam

3.8%

96.2%

Korea - Republic of

178

0.5%

99.5%

92

Brazil

3.6%

96.4%

Kuwait

151

1.0%

99.0%

93

Armenia

3.5%

96.5%

Kyrgyzstan

71

6.1%

93.9%

94

Jordan

3.3%

96.7%

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic

49

10.0%

90.0%

95

Lebanon

3.2%

96.8%

Latvia

121

2.1%

97.9%

95

Moldova Republic of

3.2%

96.8%

Lebanon

95

3.2%

96.8%

95

Suriname

3.2%

96.8%

Lesotho

34

13.2%

86.8%

98

Albania

3.0%

97.0%

Liberia

5

23.5%

76.5%

98

Ecuador

3.0%

97.0%

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

130

1.9%

98.1%

98

Nauru

3.0%

97.0%

Liechtenstein

149

1.1%

98.9%

98

Paraguay

3.0%

97.0%

Lithuania

152

0.9%

99.1%

102

Georgia

2.9%

97.1%

Luxembourg

178

0.5%

99.5%

102

Mexico

2.9%

97.1%

Madagascar

32

13.6%

86.4%

102

Palau

2.9%

97.1%

Malawi

15

18.3%

81.7%

105

Saudi Arabia

2.8%

97.2%

Malaysia

158

0.8%

99.2%

105

Syrian Arab Republic

2.8%

97.2%

Maldives

58

7.7%

92.3%

105

Thailand

2.8%

97.2%

Mali

6

23.1%

76.9%

108

Tunisia

2.7%

97.3%

Malta

178

0.5%

99.5%

109

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

2.6%

97.4%

Marshall Islands

70

6.6%

93.4%

110

Grenada

2.5%

97.5%

Mauritania

15

18.3%

81.7%

110

Panama

2.5%

97.5%

Mauritius

130

1.9%

98.1%

110

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

2.5%

97.5%

Mexico

102

2.9%

97.1%

110

Samoa

2.5%

97.5%

Micronesia (Federated States of)

114

2.4%

97.6%

114

Micronesia (Federated States of)

2.4%

97.6%

Moldova Republic of

95

3.2%

96.8%

114

Occupied Palestinian Territory

2.4%

97.6%

Monaco

178

0.5%

99.5%

114

Saint Kitts and Nevis

2.4%

97.6%

Mongolia

61

7.6%

92.4%

114

Solomon Islands

2.4%

97.6%

Morocco

78

4.4%

95.6%

118

Colombia

2.3%

97.7%

Mozambique

12

19.7%

80.3%

118

Cook Islands

2.3%

97.7%

Myanmar

43

10.9%

89.1%

120

Venezuela

2.2%

97.8%

Namibia

69

6.7%

93.3%

121

Fiji

2.1%

97.9%

Nauru

98

3.0%

97.0%

121

Latvia

2.1%

97.9%

Nepal

55

9.1%

90.9%

121

Romania

2.1%

97.9%

Netherlands

164

0.6%

99.4%

121

Russian Federation

2.1%

97.9%

New Zealand

164

0.6%

99.4%

125

Belarus

2.0%

98.0%

Nicaragua

79

4.3%

95.7%

125

Jamaica

2.0%

98.0%

Niger

2

26.5%

73.5%

125

Tonga

2.0%

98.0%

Nigeria

15

18.3%

81.7%

125

Trinidad and Tobago

2.0%

98.0%

Norway

189

0.4%

99.6%

125

Ukraine

2.0%

98.0%

Occupied Palestinian Territory

114

2.4%

97.6%

130

Argentina

1.9%

98.1%

Oman

146

1.3%

98.7%

130

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

1.9%

98.1%

Pakistan

43

10.9%

89.1%

130

Mauritius

1.9%

98.1%

Palau

102

2.9%

97.1%

130

Saint Lucia

1.9%

98.1%

Panama

110

2.5%

97.5%

130

Sri Lanka

1.9%

98.1%

Papua New Guinea

53

9.4%

90.6%

130

Yugoslavia

1.9%

98.1%

Paraguay

98

3.0%

97.0%

136

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1.8%

98.2%

Peru

85

3.9%

96.1%

137

Seychelles

1.7%

98.3%

Philippines

88

3.8%

96.2%

138

Bahamas

1.6%

98.4%

Poland

152

0.9%

99.1%

138

Bahrain

1.6%

98.4%

Portugal

164

0.6%

99.4%

138

Bulgaria

1.6%

98.4%

Qatar

138

1.6%

98.4%

138

Qatar

1.6%

98.4%

Romania

121

2.1%

97.9%

138

Uruguay

1.6%

98.4%

Russian Federation

121

2.1%

97.9%

143

Dominica

1.5%

98.5%

Rwanda

15

18.3%

81.7%

144

Antigua and Barbuda

1.4%

98.6%

Saint Kitts and Nevis

114

2.4%

97.6%

144

Barbados

1.4%

98.6%

Saint Lucia

130

1.9%

98.1%

146

Oman

1.3%

98.7%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

110

2.5%

97.5%

147

Chile

1.2%

98.8%

Samoa

110

2.5%

97.5%

147

Estonia

1.2%

98.8%

San Marino

164

0.6%

99.4%

149

Costa Rica

1.1%

98.9%

Sao Tome and Principe

63

7.4%

92.6%

149

Liechtenstein

1.1%

98.9%

Saudi Arabia

105

2.8%

97.2%

151

Kuwait

1.0%

99.0%

Senegal

30

13.8%

86.2%

152

Cuba

0.9%

99.1%

Seychelles

137

1.7%

98.3%

152

Hungary

0.9%

99.1%

Sierra Leone

1

31.6%

68.4%

152

Lithuania

0.9%

99.1%

Singapore

189

0.4%

99.6%

152

Poland

0.9%

99.1%

Slovakia

152

0.9%

99.1%

152

Slovakia

0.9%

99.1%

Slovenia

178

0.5%

99.5%

152

United Arab Emirates

0.9%

99.1%

Solomon Islands

114

2.4%

97.6%

158

Croatia

0.8%

99.2%

Somalia

7

22.5%

77.5%

158

Malaysia

0.8%

99.2%

South Africa

66

7.1%

92.9%

158

United States

0.8%

99.2%

Spain

164

0.6%

99.4%

161

Andorra

0.7%

99.3%

Sri Lanka

130

1.9%

98.1%

161

Canada

0.7%

99.3%

Sudan

46

10.7%

89.3%

161

United Kingdom

0.7%

99.3%

Suriname

95

3.2%

96.8%

164

Australia

0.6%

99.4%

Swaziland

27

14.9%

85.1%

164

Belgium

0.6%

99.4%

Sweden

193

0.3%

99.7%

164

Brunei Darussalam

0.6%

99.4%

Switzerland

164

0.6%

99.4%

164

Cyprus

0.6%

99.4%

Syrian Arab Republic

105

2.8%

97.2%

164

France

0.6%

99.4%

Tajikistan

64

7.2%

92.8%

164

Ireland

0.6%

99.4%

Tanzania - United Republic

23

16.5%

83.5%

164

Israel

0.6%

99.4%

Thailand

105

2.8%

97.2%

164

Italy

0.6%

99.4%

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

109

2.6%

97.4%

164

Netherlands

0.6%

99.4%

Timoe-Lest (East Timor)

36

12.4%

87.6%

164

New Zealand

0.6%

99.4%

Togo

29

14.1%

85.9%

164

Portugal

0.6%

99.4%

Tonga

125

2.0%

98.0%

164

San Marino

0.6%

99.4%

Trinidad and Tobago

125

2.0%

98.0%

164

Spain

0.6%

99.4%

Tunisia

108

2.7%

97.3%

164

Switzerland

0.6%

99.4%

Turkey

79

4.3%

95.7%

178

Austria

0.5%

99.5%

Turkmenistan

51

9.9%

90.1%

178

Czech Republic

0.5%

99.5%

Tuvalu

74

5.2%

94.8%

178

Finland

0.5%

99.5%

Uganda

36

12.4%

87.6%

178

Germany

0.5%

99.5%

Ukraine

125

2.0%

98.0%

178

Greece

0.5%

99.5%

United Arab Emirates

152

0.9%

99.1%

178

Japan

0.5%

99.5%

United Kingdom

161

0.7%

99.3%

178

Korea - Republic of

0.5%

99.5%

United States

158

0.8%

99.2%

178

Luxembourg

0.5%

99.5%

Uruguay

138

1.6%

98.4%

178

Malta

0.5%

99.5%

Uzbekistan

68

6.8%

93.2%

178

Monaco

0.5%

99.5%

Vanuatu

81

4.2%

95.8%

178

Slovenia

0.5%

99.5%

Venezuela

120

2.2%

97.8%

189

Denmark

0.4%

99.6%

Viet Nam

88

3.8%

96.2%

189

Iceland

0.4%

99.6%

Yemen

46

10.7%

89.3%

189

Norway

0.4%

99.6%

Yugoslavia

130

1.9%

98.1%

189

Singapore

0.4%

99.6%

Zambia

10

20.2%

79.8%

193

Sweden

0.3%

99.7%

Zimbabwe

38

12.3%

87.7%

Data as at 2001. Sources: UNICEF, United Nations Population Division and United Nations Statistics Division Presentation concept by