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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 : 10.2 mil
Fertility rate
2.6
Maternal Mortality Ratio
46
Contraceptives prevalence rate
30
Population aged 10-24
30.6%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 62%
Girls 64%

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