With 3.8 per cent of children dying under the age of five, Kyrgyzstan is unlikely to meet many of its MDGs.
Under-nutrition including micronutrient deficiency, low Vitamin A and Iodine is the cause for many child diseases and indirectly accounts for 22% of under-fives’ mortality.
Early Childhood Development
Despite high literacy rates, Kyrgyzstan’s level of educational achievements remains low in comparison to other countries. Abour 90 per cent children do not enrol into preschool.
Many children find themselves in vulnerable positions: born in poor families, parentless, in conflict with the law, suffering from domestic abuse.
One in eight of Kyrgyzstan’s children live in extreme poverty; however 60% of these do not access social benefits.
The June 2010 events have highlighted important deficits in the water and sanitation infrastructure of the country, particularly in schools and health facilities.
Response in Emergencies
Children were highly affected by the 2010 emergency and are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters.