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A horrific attack at a maternity hospital in Kabul has not been claimed by any group, but the U.S. said it bears all the hallmarks of Afghanistan’s IS affiliate.
U.N. humanitarian chief warns that the peak of the pandemic hasn't hit the world's poorest countries: “The specter of multiple famines looms.”
But U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that despite the challenges, young people are still finding ways to drive change amid the pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis "would effectively reverse the last two to three years of progress in reducing infant mortality within a single year," a new UN report says.

COVID-19 lockdowns are putting people with abusive partners at greater risk for domestic violence, Secretary-General António Guterres said.
It was the first resolution adopted by the 193-member world body on the coronavirus pandemic.
The COP26 was scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
Mohamed Maher has worked at the United Nations headquarters for 34 years. After the coronavirus pandemic hit, he lost his job.
An addition to the draft resolution was sought to ensure that women's rights are protected in the deal.
He brokered a historic ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and helped to re-establish democracy in his Peruvian homeland.