Born in Fear

When the fighting intensified in the southern Syrian city of Der’aa, a man and his pregnant wife, along with forty other people, decided to escape to Jordan. Their journey took two days, traveling a cold and frightening road, not knowing what they will face next. The pregnant wife suffered the most, however, as fear caused her to go into labor. As soon as they reached the border she was taken to Yarmouk Hospital, and after giving birth was transferred with her newborn daughter to Za’atri camp. This child started her life in the midst of fear; her cries could not be heard over the loud sound of the bombs. She came into this world to start her life in a tent away from home.

-Najah A.

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