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Nativity on a knife-edge, February 2018

Somalia

Nativity on a knife-edge, February 2018

For newborns in Somalia, many of whom are delivered in dusty, makeshift shelters without the assistance of a midwife or doctor, the risk of infection is high. With drought and conflict driving many women from their homes, one child in every 26 dies within 28 days of birth – many on the same day.

Kate Holt travelled out to the camps that have sprung up around the Somali torn of Galkayo to document the effects that the drought is having on new mothers and their young babies.