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Women and the forgotten emergency response

By Gillian Barth, Sandeep Prasad      

Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services during a crisis saves lives, just like clean water, shelter, and food.

Fatima Abba Bukar is nine months pregnant and receiving antenatal care for the first time. It’s her first pregnancy since she miscarried while fleeing Boko Haram more than a year ago in northern Nigeria. CARE photograph by Josh Estey

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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