U.N. Warns of Soaring Hunger, Child Mortality and Maternal Deaths During Pandemic

HeadlineMay 06, 2021

The United Nations warned Wednesday of soaring rates of hunger, child mortality and maternal deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Food Programme reported at least 155 million people required urgent food aid in 2020 — a five-year high — with at least 28 million people one step away from famine. Meanwhile, the United Nations Population Fund said a global shortage of midwives is leading to as many as 4.3 million preventable deaths of mothers and babies each year.

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