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Rose Akongo, 26, was in labour by the time she arrived at the border post. © UNFPA Uganda/Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi
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Nine mothers stood in a single-file line, cuddling their newborn babies, in a refugee reception centre in northern...
28 April 2017
A community leader makes his way to the tent of a pregnant 14-year-old former child bride. “I am worried about the delivery,” said the girl’s father. © UNFPA/David Brunetti
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“To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19...
20 March 2017
Fatima and Rasha are visited by a UNFPA coordinator after the birth of their daughters. The babies were born on the same day. © UNFPA Syria
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Fatima and Rasha welcomed new children into the world on the same day – an experience that would be completely...
6 March 2017

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Safe Birth Even Here

Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to, conflict or natural disaster. In these settings, women and girls are often cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition and disease. But their lives can be saved with access to quality sexual and reproductive health services. Join us in protecting women's and girls' rights to health, safety and dignity in emergencies.

The Safe Birth Even Here campaign aims to raise awareness of the high rate of maternal deaths in emergency situations and increase support for services to protect the rights of the women and girls living in humanitarian and fragile settings. It was created in 2012 by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and refreshed in 2016 with the creative talents of Benetton. During the next five years, we will bring you news and updates as we come together with people and leaders from around the world to ensure Safe Birth Even Here in emergencies.