Five years of conflict in Syria have devastated families across the country, and more than half of Syrians have fled their homes.
Earlier this month, the United Nations Foundation visited Zaatari camp in Jordan, where more than 80,000 refugees reside. There we saw the life-saving and life-changing work of United Nations humanitarian agencies that provide vital aid, including the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNFPA supports the Women and Girls’ Comprehensive Center, a clinic that provides health care for new and expectant mothers, as well as comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence services, counseling, educational programs, and programs aimed to reduce early and forced marriage.
During the visit, we met the 5,000th baby to be born in the clinic – baby Rima, named for the doctor who helped deliver her. Here is baby Rima’s story.