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While COVID-19 is making the experience of registering each new birth difficult, birth registrars are braving the virus to ensure each newborn is registered.
Every child has the right to be registered at birth without discrimination. According to UNICEF’s new report released Dec. 11, Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and Trends in Birth Registration, nearly 230 million children under five have never been registered. That means that one-third of all children under five in the world do not officially exist — they are invisible.