ROME, 22 July 2003 - Infant mortality rates in nine countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States are much higher than official figures have long claimed, according to a new report by UNICEF released today. UNICEF found that in some countries deaths among children less than one year old were four times higher than the official counts.
Appeal No. 01.87/2003
Appeal Target: CHF 5,298,558 (USD 3.9m or EUR 3.4m )
Programme Update No. 1
Period covered: January- May, 2003
Previously named Humanitarian Crisis Appeal
This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal No. 01.52/2002
Appeal Target: CHF 8,263,482
Period covered: July - September 2002
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 51.2%
Related Appeals: N/A
Outstanding needs: While this appeal received only limited support in 2002 preventing a number of planned activities from being implemented, donors are encouraged to turn their focus to supporting the Federation’s 2003 Annual Appeal for Central Asia (no. 01.87/2003).