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‘Chaotic’ UK response criticised as Afghan babies wait for milk and donations turned away

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The government’s response towards families evacuated from Afghanistan to Britain has been “chaotic and uncoordinated”, hampering volunteers’ efforts to help, charities have said. One hotel where 50 babies were in qua...

Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’

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Having watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again. The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 milli...

Several troops killed in Kabul blast were just babies when US invaded

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Several of the 13 American military personnel killed in the suicide bombing at Kabul airport on Thursday were not even a year old when the US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001. US forces are withdrawing after nearly 2...

Hearing mother’s voice can lessen pain in premature babies, study suggests

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Premature babies appear to feel less pain during medical procedures when they are spoken to by their mothers, researchers have found. Babies that are born very early often have to spend time in neonatal intensive care...

When shame kills: why do so many mothers in Senegal feel forced to murder their babies?

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Mbeubeuss is one of the biggest rubbish tips in Africa and Senegal’s largest open cemetery for murdered children. In the past three years, the bodies of 32 infants have been recovered from the site by the waste-picker...

Maradona Jr pleads for DNA donors in search for Argentina’s stolen babies

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Diego Armando Maradona Jr, son of the late Argentine football legend, is urging Italians to submit DNA to help the Argentinian government trace hundreds of children who were stolen and their parents murdered by the mi...

The world needs babies. So we’d better rethink what we expect from mothers

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It didn’t take long for confident predictions of a Covid baby boom to emerge last spring. Locked up together, with only Netflix for company, what else are couples going to do? (Nudge, wink.) “Haven’t they heard of con...

‘A small, sanitised existence’: what effect will the pandemic have on today’s babies?

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My son, 0, doesn’t know any different. One of around 600,000 babies born in Britain in the plague year of 2020, he has spent all eight months of his life (and most of his gestation) in a world defined by distance and ...