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Since the Syrian civil war began, more than two million people have fled the war torn land. Among them are thousands of pregnant women. Two and a half thousand Syrians have given birth inside Turkish refugee camps, according to an estimate from the Human Relief Foundation, and 10 babies a day are being delivered in camps in Jordan. This is a common problem during humanitarian crises—following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, for example, women were giving birth in cars and in parks. Some go into labour without medical aid, pain relief and sometimes even water; others suffer miscarriages as they…

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