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Born into crisis: Unwanted pregnancies in Syria

ZA'ATARI CAMP, JORDAN, 29 May 2013 (IRIN) – Many women in Syria, displaced by more than two years of conflict and living in common shelters, do not want to get pregnant. Yet, the UN Population Fund estimates that a quarter of a million women in Syria and in refugee settings will become pregnant by the end of the year, due in part to a lack of access to birth control, as the Syrian health system breaks down.