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Hungry and Homeless: Pregnant Women Seek Safe Births in Devastated City

Reporting from the devastated city of Port Au Prince, UNFPA highlights the personal stories of two pregnant women who survived last week’s earthquake. The article describes the scene in the hospital where the women arrived in search of obstetric care. It outlines several of the challenges that pregnant women are facing in Port au Prince including scarce medical supplies, few skilled health professionals in the hospitals and no functioning birth registry system. In addition, many women are homeless and have very little access to food and water.

Read the full story here.