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UNICEF: 1 in 8 Babies Born in Conflict Zones in 2015

The number of babies born in conflict zones increased by more than 125,000 this year to 16.6 million compared with last year, the United Nations said Wednesday. The figure translates to one in eight of all births worldwide in 2015, according to data released by UNICEF. "Can there be a worse start in life?" said Anthony Lake, UNICEF's executive director. Protracted civil wars have put civilians at risk in a slew of countries including Syria, the Central African Republic...

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