The 10 worst countries within the EU for a child to be born in have been revealed, in a stark new report.No country in the world offers a child the chance of both a healthy upbringing and a good environment for their future, according to analysis by the World Health Organisation, Unicef and medical journal The Lancet.The report, which compares factors including health, education and nutrition in a global index of 180 countries, says no single country is adequately protecting children's health or environment.Read more: Rain sees river in flood-ravaged town reach highest level in 200 yearsTitled A Future For The World's Children?, the report says excessive carbon emissions, particularly from wealthier countries, threaten the future of all children.The index shows that youngsters in Norway, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands have the best chance at survival and wellbeing, while the UK ranks 10th.Children in Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Niger and Mali face the worst odds.Read more: Four Britons on board cruise ship in Japan test positive for coronavirusThe report also highlights the threat to children from "harmful" marketing, saying evidence suggests that children in some countries see as many as 30,000 adverts on television in a single year.Its authors said an increase in childhood obesity, which they link to marketing of junk food and sugary beverages, has "dire individual and societal costs”.Read more: XR activists dig up lawn outside Trinity CollegeTo protect youngsters worldwide, the report calls for a new global movement driven by and for children.Its recommendations include stopping CO2 emissions with urgency, incorporating children's voices into policy decisions and tightening regulations of "harmful" commercial marketing.Here are the worst countries inside the EU to be ranked on the list.
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