EFE | Madrid

Poor urban children are twice as likely to die before the age of five as are rich kids, according to NGO Save the Children.

For the first time in history, more than half the world's people live in urban areas, rising to six in ten by 2030 and by 2050 to two in three, according to a recent Save the Children report 'State of the World's Mothers', which analyzed urban child survival rates.

A group of children at Saint Egidio community service center in Matola, Mozambique. EFE / File
A group of children at Saint Egidio community service center in Matola, Mozambique. EFE / File
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