Conflict & Justice

While you await the royal baby, 15 kids will be born in a single Syrian refugee camp


The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is meant to house 60,000 people displaced by the Syria conflict. So far, 160,000 now crowd the 2.8 square-mile camp, making it Jordan’s fifth-largest city. There is one clinic in Zaatari, which keeps one doctor and two midwives on staff at all times. There is also one hospital to provide C-sections, run by the Moroccan military, where one gynecologist and one anesthesiologist might oversee five deliveries a day.

As the world awaited the birth of Prince William's heir in London, between 13 and 15 babies were estimated to have been delivered in the Zaatari refugee camp.

[View the story "More kids than Kate's: Syrian refugee babies in Jordan" on Storify]