Pregnant women in Gaza face dire conditions

The New York Times November 20, 2023, 06:00 PM UTC

Summary: Amid the ongoing siege in Gaza, pregnant women face dire conditions. Wajiha al-Abyad, 29, endured a harrowing childbirth experience due to the healthcare system's collapse. Over 50,000 pregnant women in Gaza struggle for care, with 160 babies born daily. The war has led to over 3,300 women and 5,000 children killed, and 2/3 of healthcare facilities are non-operational. Access to food and medicine is limited, posing severe risks to maternal and child health.

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