Safe birth. Even here.

Celebrating Safe Birth

Nowhere in the world is the risk of dying in childbirth greater than in disaster settings. Here, one in five women are likely to be pregnant. Mothers and babies are cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition, disease and violence - putting their lives in great danger.

Maternal deaths soar in disasters - yet they can be prevented. The international community must be made aware of the urgent needs of pregnant women in crises settings, so that more can be done to save lives. Please help us raise awareness, by sharing the good news of a safe delivery from a disaster location!

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baby boy 9/4/2012

Born in Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

When she left her hometown of Daraa, Syria, less than two months ago seeking refuge in Jordan, Radwah Shalabi was in her seventh month of pregnancy. On September 4, Shalabi said she gave birth to a baby boy and “named him Abdullah, after the King of Jordan who provided us with a safe place to stay in”.

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