A young boy is held by his mother as she speaks to a health care worker at a Save the Children health center in northern Syria. The center provides patients with healthcare free of charge. As families' livelihoods are eroded, access to food becomes more difficult and rates of disease rise, children in Syria are becoming more vulnerable to malnutrition, with 2.4 million children under five at risk of under-nutrition. Photo credit: Ahmad Baroudi / Save the Children, Oct 2015.

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Our teams have helped cut the number of children dying before age 5 by over half since 1990, saving 122 million lives.

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