Over 14,000 children die of drowning in Bangladesh annually: WHO, UNICEF

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In Bangladesh, more than 14,000 children drown each year, according to a joint media release from the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

Over 14,000 children in Bangladesh die from drowning each year, making it the second largest cause of mortality for children under the age of five in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urged the government, development partners, communities, and individuals to do their part to raise awareness and work to prevent the untimely deaths of thousands of children across Bangladesh in a joint press release on World Drowning Prevention Day, which falls on Monday.

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