The infant mortality rate increased by 13% last year in Russian-occupied Crimea.
In the year of 2020, 118 babies died under the age of 1 in Crimea, including 15 in the city of Akyar (Sevastopol), according to the data of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service.
The Russian institute revealed that the infant mortality rate increased by 13 per cent in Crimea in 2020 compared to 2019.
According to the statistics, in the year 2019, 104 children died under the age of 1 in Crimea, 15 of them were recorded in the city of Akyar (Sevastopol). However, in 2020, 118 baby deaths recorded in the occupied peninsula.
The reports showed that the birth rate decreased in the occupied Crimea. In 2020, a total of 18,868 children were born, 360 fewer births compared to the year of 2019.
Earlier "Crimean Childhood" NGO said that 177 underage children of Crimean Tatar political prisoners grow up without fathers in Russian-occupied Crimea, some have medical diagnoses due to stress.