The world welcomes babies as population hits 8bln

STORY: The world welcomes new babies into its population of 8 billion

Indian parents welcomed their newborns

at a hospital on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi

[Vaibhav Sharma, Father]

"We are just contributing to the nation. We are giving a contributor to the nation, we are giving a job maker. We are very excited about it that, what will he do in the coming years. What will be his contribution to the society."

India is set to become the most populous country in 2023, surpassing China

Source: United Nations

Lebanese oncologist Iman Abou-Dalle gave birth to her second child, Youssef

[Iman Abou-Dalle, Oncologist]

"I don't think there is too much of people in this world. What we need to really think about is how to use wisely our resources so that all people can live a decent life with equal access to resources."

Baby Elias was born in Berlin

Germany’s population grew by almost 3 million in a decade to 83.24 million in 2021

Source: Statista

However, births have been steadily declining in Europe, the U.S. and Japan