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The Best and Worst Countries for Babies

Most Dangerous: DRC

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Most Dangerous: AfghanistanMost Dangerous: SomaliaMost Dangerous: DRCMost Dangerous: MaliMost Dangerous: Sierra LeoneSafest: JapanSafest: SingaporeSafest: CyprusSafest: SwedenSafest: Czech RepublicSafest: FinlandLooking for the U.S.?

Most Dangerous: DRC

About 51 babies die in the Democratic Republic of Congo for every 1,000 live births, the second worst rate in the world. Because of its large population, that means the DRC also has one of the highest numbers of infant deaths each year: an estimated 149,970 in 2009.

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