The Quiet Crisis Of Europe’s Pregnant Refugees

ESPMI Network

`}ýf¶V֐ 9¤|$;wùŠÇÖ}þžïZwY¦Ïø?æý?úh-þ‰Tq´Ds¼ÿ SKALA SIKAMINIAS, GREECE – OCTOBER 02: A man carries his pregnant wife as he arrived with other refugees on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat on October 2, 2015 near village of Skala Sikaminias, Greece. Despite bad weather due to the upcoming Autumn, migrants and refugees are risking their lives in search of a better one in the European Union. Officals have warned that a rise in migrant deaths is expected as weather conditions gradually worsen. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Around one in 10 refugees traveling through Europe is pregnant. Better coordinated approaches from states and NGOs are urgently needed to keep women and their newborn babies safe and well.

Tehmina was traveling through Greece from Syria when she went into labor. However, the first-time mother was determined to continue her journey and have her baby…

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