Published On: Fri, Mar 15th, 2024
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Women in Gaza giving birth without enough painkillers, clean water or food

Alaa Jabr, 30, is eight months pregnant and living in a displaced persons camp in Rafah.  During her difficult pregnancy,  she has had to move several times and suffers from malnourishment and dehydration.

Aid agencies and doctors say the conditions for pregnant women and new mothers in Gaza are worse than a century ago. UNICEF estimates 180 women give birth every day in the territory amid deplorable conditions with a lack of anesthetic, clean water and food for the infants.

CBC | World News

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