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Challenges Faced by 50,000 Pregnant Women in Gaza Strip Accessing Safe Birth Services: UN Population Fund

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Challenges Faced by Pregnant Women in the Gaza Strip

The UN Population Fund has reported that there are 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip who are encountering significant difficulties in accessing safe birth services.

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Pregnant Women in Gaza Lack Access to Maternal Health Services

According to a post by the UN Population Fund on the X platform (formerly Twitter), 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip are unable to access basic maternal health services.

#Gaza
#humanitariancrisis
50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Strip face a double nightmare without access to basic maternal health services!

See our response in Gaza and #West Coast: https://t.co/z3fHRxVfLv@UNFPA_ASROhttps://t.co/bKTgAYVeLl

— UNFPA Palestine (@UNFPAPalestine) October 17, 2023

“Every step felt like a race against death.” Here’s what one pregnant woman told UNFPA Palestine after she was forced from her home – just one of many desperate women and… #Gaza#Humanitarian assistance#Pregnant woman@UNFPA

— UNFPA Palestine (@UNFPAPalestine) October 17, 2023

The UN Population Fund expressed, “Imagine being pregnant in a war zone and having no means to help bring your baby into the world. In Gaza, 50,000 pregnant women face the twin nightmares of war and the struggle to access safe birth services.”

Imagine being pregnant in a war zone and having no means to help give birth to your baby.
V #Gaza 50,000 pregnant women face a double nightmare: the horror of war and the struggle to access safe birth services https://t.co/RrjszYNuYv
@UNICairo pic.twitter.com/sqMWv49sZt

— UNFPA Palestine (@UNFPAPalestine) October 16, 2023

According to a statement on its official website, the UN Population Fund revealed that there are approximately 540,000 women of reproductive age in Gaza, out of which 50,000 are pregnant. Among them, 5,522 are expected to give birth next month.

These pregnant women are facing serious challenges in accessing safe birth services due to risks associated with mobility, inadequate healthcare facilities, and shortages of life-saving supplies.

The statement further warned that if the situation continues to escalate, around 800,000 pregnant women in the West Bank, including 73,000 currently pregnant and 8,127 expected to give birth next month, will face increased risk.

The foundation emphasized that for thousands of women who are about to give birth, as well as those who are sick or seriously injured and forced to flee their homes without any safe place, the lack of food and water poses an extremely dangerous situation.

Source: RT

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