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Pakistan: Poverty is cited for rise in infanticide

The number of babies abandoned by parents on Pakistan’s streets to die is on the rise, and girls make up the overwhelming majority of the infants, according to local NGO Edhi Foundation. Increasing food prices and grinding poverty are the main causes cited for the upswing in infanticide. “The mothers themselves wish to save the children but they also see the economic struggle of their families in a time of growing inflation” says Faiqa Siddiq who works at a charitable clinic for women. Read the full article at IRINNews.org.

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