UNICEF: Some 386,000 babies born worldwide on New Year's Day
2018-01-03 16:22:00

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimated Monday that nearly 386,000 babies were born on New Year's Day, over 90 percent in less developed regions.

The agency reported that globally, over half of these births were estimated to have taken place in nine countries: India (69,070), China (44,760), Nigeria (20,210), Pakistan (14,910), Indonesia (13,370), the United States (11,280), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (9,400), Ethiopia (9,020) and Bangladesh (8,370).

Among those children, some will unfortunately not make it past their first day. In 2016, an estimated 2,600 children died within the first 24 hours every day of the year. UNICEF said that for almost 2 million newborns, their first week was also their last.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram