Pregnant Women Among IDPs In Need Of Urgent Care In Pakistan
Inter Press Service: Displacement Spells Danger for Pregnant Women in Pakistan
“…In northern Pakistan, a military campaign aimed at ridding the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Taliban militants has led to a humanitarian crisis for hundreds of thousands of civilians. … With thousands of women now clamoring for care, the province’s limited health care services are falling short, sometimes with disastrous consequences. … Some 30 percent of pregnant women among [internally displaced persons (IDPs)] are at risk of delivery-related complications, a situation that could easily be addressed by upgrading existing facilities…” (Yusufzai, 10/8).