Slideshow: Giving birth in Central African Republic - Sonia's story
Sonia is 21 years old. She came to the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in M’Poko camp to deliver in the proximity of the Bangui international airport, Central African Republic (CAR). Last December, while Sonia was more than seven months pregnant, a wave of extreme violence struck Bangui, the capital of CAR, forcing her to flee her neighborhood and seek refuge at the M’Poko camp. Today, the M’Poko Camp hosts around 40,000 people. The assistance is insufficient. People living there lack water, food and shelters while the rainy season approaches.
MSF has been providing medical care in the camp since December 2013. Today, through a field hospital and three health posts in the camp, every day the MSF teams provide over 1000 consultations and help at least 10 women to give birth daily.