UNICEF shines spotlight on new mothers in Myanmar crisis

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Rohingya refugee Mubina Khatun was nine months pregnant when she fled her home in Myanmar. She gave birth to her daughter nine days ago on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. © UNICEF/UN0144602/Brown

As the exodus of Rohingya Muslims continues from Myanmar to Bangladesh, UN Children's Fund UNICEF has highlighted the plight of some of the most vulnerable: heavily pregnant women, whose babies are born in desperate conditions.

One of them is 30-year-old Mubina Khatun.

Her daughter – who's nine days old – was born at the border in Myanmar, while her family waited for a chance to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh, as UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told Daniel Johnson.

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