The United Nations Children’s Fund “UNICEF” estimated the number of children born in the world on New Year’s Day at about 372,000.
According to a report published by the United Nations on its official website, about 371,504 children were born on the first day in all countries of the world on New Year’s Day.
According to the report, the largest number of children, nearly 60,000 children, were born on the first of January of this year in India. The birth rates were high, in China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
As for the Arab countries, Egypt received 9,455 children.
The report did not give details of the number of births in the rest of the Arab countries, but the UNICEF representative in Jordan stated that the number of newborns in this country on New Year’s Day is estimated at 614 children.
The organization also predicted that the number of people who will be born in the year 2021 will reach about 140 million children in the world, and the average life expectancy will reach 84 years.
The year 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of “UNICEF”. The organization will commemorate the founding anniversary with its partners throughout the year through several different activities and advertisements that support child protection opportunities.
Source: RT + UNICEF + Ammon