Al Jazeera: High birth costs force Syrians back home

Due to the prohibitively high cost of childbirth in Lebanon, many pregnant Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged country to give birth.

While no exact figures on the trend are available, Marjorie Middleton, a midwife at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said, "Pregnant refugees in Lebanon are going back to Syria to give birth. It is very common. Women are on their own here. The situation is brutal."

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