LIBYA / HEALTH SERVICES FOR PREGNANT REFUGEES

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As part of a range of protection services provided to refugees and asylum seekers in Libya, UNHCR through its partner IRC, provides reproductive health services free of charge for women who are pregnant or have just given birth, as well as referrals to secondary health facilities for delivery. UNHCR

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STORY: LIBYA / HEALTH SERVICES FOR PREGNANT REFUGEES
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE; ENGLISH /AMHARIC/NATS

DATELINE: 15 FEBRUARY 2021, TRIPOLI, LIBYA

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1. Close up, baby Tarik with his mother hands and doctor hands around him.
2. Wideshot, Tarik's family at the gynecologists at the UNHCR's Community Day Centre
3. Rack focus, Rahma checked for blood pressure, father putting Tarik at the table
4. Med shot, doctor checking Tarik
5. Close up, Traik's father fixing Tarik's clothes
6. Wide shot, Gynacolosgist and Tarik's Mother cleaning Tarik's navel
7. Close up, Gynacolosgist cleaning Tarik's navel
8. SOUNDBITE (Amharic) Rahma, Eritrean refugee:
"The pregnancy was difficult. The doctor saw me for regular check-ups and gave me medicine. She helped me. Whenever I came here, the doctor checked my health and that of my baby, and we are both fine."
9. Med shot, Gynecologist talking to Tarik's father and mother
10. Wide shot, Rahma going to examination room
11. Med shot, nurse helping Rahma onto the examination bed
12. Various shots, Gynecologist examining Rahma
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Darin Rafifi, Gynaecologist (woman, English):
"Many women come here to get follow up with antenatal cases and gynaecological cases. because, many of them, they have no access to public hospitals, maybe because of security issues and the places are so far from them.”
14. Close up, Rahma taking the blanket off of Tarik's face
15. Med shot, Tarik's family at the free pharmacy to collect the available medicines
16. Med shot, pharmacist writing the dosage of the medicines to Tarik's family.
17. Close up, pharmacist writing the dosage of the medicines to Tarik's family.
18. Med shot, Tarik's father collecting the medicine from the pharmacist.
19. Wide shot, Tarik's family leaving

STORYLINE:

As part of a range of protection services provided to refugees and asylum seekers in Libya, UNHCR through its partner IRC, provides reproductive health services free of charge for women who are pregnant or have just given birth, as well as referrals to secondary health facilities for delivery.

Baby Tarik is 12 days old. He and his mother Rahma, Eritrean refugees, are getting medical checks at UNHCR’s Community Day Centre, CDC.

It was Rahma’s first birth. She had a complicated delivery, requiring surgery in hospital.

SOUNDBITE (Amharic) Rahma, Eritrean refugee:
"The pregnancy was difficult. The doctor saw me for regular check-ups and gave me medicine. She helped me. Whenever I came here, the doctor checked my health and that of my baby, and we are both fine."

On average, more than 40 women are provided with ante-natal checks at the Community Day Centre (CDC) each month. It can be difficult – as well as expensive - for refugees who lack official ID documents, to access basis health facilities in Libya, so this is a vital service.

SOUNDBITE (English) Darin Rafifi, Gynaecologist (woman, English):
"Many women come here to get follow up with antenatal cases and gynaecological cases. because, many of them, they have no access to public hospitals, maybe because of security issues and the places are so far from them.”
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