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Inside the Americas

Venezuelan mothers flee to Colombia to give birth

By: Claire Pryde | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

In Venezuela, as the economic and political crisis worsens, a growing number of women is heading to neighbouring Colombia to give birth. They try to flee the shortage of medecine and food back home, as well as violence. This as giving birth in Venezuela has become a matter of life and death. Under-equipped hospitals make the risk of dying whilst giving birth greater.


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