Fatima Abba Bukar is nine months pregnant. It is her first pregnancy since she miscarried while fleeing Boko Haram late one night more than a year ago in northern Nigeria. She’s safe now and recently learned of a nearby maternal health clinic. It’s the first time she’s ever received antenatal care, including regular check-ups, free medicine, and a “dignity kit” that includes sanitary pads, a bucket and soap for washing, laundry detergent, a cloth wrap, and other hygiene items. Even such basic items are not available to most women in humanitarian crises.
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