UNICEF Cape Verde
Resolving disparities among the nation’s islands is among the serious challenges facing Cape Verde. Although absolute poverty rates have fallen substantially in the past 15 years, poverty remains a widespread problem that greatly increases the vulnerability of children. While the country as a whole enjoys stability, there is ongoing concern that Cape Verde has become a transit point for international trade in illicit drugs.
Issues facing children in Cape Verde
* More than 80 per cent of births are not registered within the child’s first month of life, which is required by law.
Activities and results for children
* UNICEF supports the country’s National Immunization Days. In addition to providing transportation, communication and social mobilization, UNICEF supplies vaccines to prevent polio, hepatitis B and measles.
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