3 countries where maternity is challenging

Venezuela, Haiti, and Nigeria are the three countries that are not ideal for being a mom. In LatinAmerican Post we tell you the reasons

3 countries where maternity is challenging

The situation in Venezuela

The economic crisis that, according to the International Monetary Fund, hits Venezuela with an inflation of one million percent, has plunged this country into extreme poverty. In addition, the lack of medicines, food, weak access to education, insecurity, repression and political control exercised by Nicolás Maduro over his people complicate the conditions for those women who want to be mothers.

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The quality of life, according to the Venezuelan columnist of the newspaper El Nacional, María Yanes, emphasizes the following thing: "The Venezuelan has been forced to reduce every day his spaces and even personal properties of common use to be able to survive in a country that shows itself more and more with an uncertain future".

Consequently, according to the UN, 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country to Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, among other countries.

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Haiti, the worst life expectancy

According to an exclusive investigation by BBC Mundo, Haiti is ranked 167 globally, with a life expectancy of 63.97 years, which is the worst life expectancy in the region.

On the other hand, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), both social inequality and health inequality are increasing. In addition, access to water is insufficient to meet the needs of the population, especially the poorest strata.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, to understand this situation we must look at its gross domestic product, which according to the World Bank is USD $8.4 billion, while, for example, the Dominican Republic is USD $61,16 billion, a country that shares with Haiti the worst life expectancy, as BBC World says.

According to RTVE the Haitian lives with 2 euros a day, so it becomes a figure that places this country as one of the poorest in the world. These reasons make Haiti another country not ideal for you to be a mother.

Nigeria: between poverty and social inequality

According to a recent report by Oxfam and the Development Finance International group, Nigeria is ranked 152 in its commitment to reduce social inequality. For example, investment in health, education and social protection, according to the aforementioned report, is "shamefully low and reflected in very poor social protection for its citizens."

In an interview for El Diario de España, Matthew Page, a former Nigerian expert on US intelligence, says that "in Nigeria, income inequality is one of the most serious problems and, at the same time, the least discussed. The gap between rich and poor, more than poverty itself, generates a feeling of resentment against the Government and in the future, it could generate social upheaval".

A World Bank report collected by El País of Spain, from September 2018, highlights that Nigeria is about to become the country with the majority of its inhabitants living in poverty.

In Nigeria, he survives with $ 1.9 a day. "The African country has 99.2 million poor people in 2018, compared to 86.5 million in 2015," says the World Bank. As such, the risk of having your child in Nigeria is high and not recommended.

LatinAmerican Post | Edwin Guerrero Nova

Translated from: '3 países donde ser mamá es todo un desafío'

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