UN: COVID hitting poor and conflict nations worse this year


              Lucy Mbewe, a traditional birth attendant attends to a pregnant woman at her home, in Simika Village, Chiradzulu, southern Malawi on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Health officials in Malawi say fewer women are getting prenatal care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At risk are the developing country's gains on its poor rate of maternal deaths. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
            
              This handout photo provided by UNICEF shows the first batch of vaccines from the United States arrive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 2, 2021. Bangladesh has received 1.25 million doses of Moderna vaccine from the government of the United States through global vaccine collaboration COVAX. The consignment is the first batch of 2.5 million vaccines pledged to Bangladesh under COVAX. (UNICEF via AP)
            
              Paska Itwari Beda, the young mother of five children, shares a meal with her family at her Juba, South Sudan home, Thursday, May 27, 2021. The young mother of five children - all of them under age 10 - sometimes survives on one bowl of porridge a day, and her entire family is lucky to scrape together a single daily meal, even with much of the money Beda makes cleaning offices going toward food. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)
            
              In this July 14, 2021, photo, workers in protective gear lower a coffin of a COVID-19 victim to a grave for burial at the Cipenjo Cemetery in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Images of bodies burning in open-air pyres during the peak of the pandemic in India horrified the world in May, but in the last two weeks Indonesia and two other Southeast Asian nations have surpassed India’s peak per capita death rate as a new coronavirus wave tightens its grip on the region. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)