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Syria's Refugees: Birth and Life in Zaatari Camp – in Pictures

22 April 2013
Author: UNFPA
 
 

 
Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp houses more than 100,000 Syrians who have fled the civil war; 3,000 of those registered are pregnant women. Against the odds, women are adapting to the cycle of life. 13-15 babies are born in the camp every day and the majority of births are attended by healthcare professionals. For now, this is where the women call home.

 

See the full photo essay on the Guardian website.

 

Jordan
Population:
7.5 mil
  • Fertility rate
    3.3
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio
    50
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
    42
  • Population aged 10-24
    28%
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 86%
Girls 89%