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Syria: reality for women and children six months after earthquake | News

Six months ago, on February 6, 2023, a devastating earthquake hit southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria.

58,000 people lost their lives and another 2.5 million people were driven from their homes.

The long-term consequences of the conflict are far-reaching and have led to a health crisis for the 4.6 million citizens of northwestern Syria.

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that there are more than 130,000 pregnant women in Syria and that 2.2 million women and girls of childbearing age are still in desperate need of sexual and reproductive health care.

A new mother and children’s hospital, funded by ActionAid, has already helped more than 5,000 women and girls receive urgent medical care from a dedicated team of nurses, midwives and doctors.

The brand new health facilities have greatly helped families near the site, but every day is still a challenge.

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