Delivering support to pregnant women in Syria crisis

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displaced Syrian family

With men preferring to remain behind and fight, women and children comprise the majority of Syrians on the run from the ongoing violence in the country, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

UNFPA recently received an $800,000 grant through the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support its work with pregnant women caught in the conflict.

UN Radio's Dianne Penn spoke to UNFPA's Syria Representative Leila Baker to discuss the particular issues facing these women, in addition to the anxiety of awaiting the birth of their babies.

Duration: 2'45"

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