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Some 30,000 Children will be Born in Sudan over the next 90 Days Without Proper Medical Care

According to the British charity Save the Children says the lack of basic health care endangers both mothers and unborn children, heightening the risk of long-term and deadly complications. That’s out of a total of some 45,000 children that are expected to be born in Sudan in the next quarter amid conflict that has destroyed many health facilities in the country. Health experts say the first four weeks of a child’s life carry the highest risk of death and are the most dangerous for the mother. Most of the deaths are caused by birth asphyxia, premature birth, or infections. Hala al-Karib, regional director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, says there are not enough facilities in Sudan right now to help women and children.