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Sanowara feared her baby would never make it to Bangladesh.

 

She was seven months pregnant when the army attacked her village in Burma.

 

She fled with her husband, walking for five days through thick jungle with little food and water.

 

When she reached safety in a Bangladesh refugee camp she received antenatal care for the first time in a UK aid supported clinic.

 

Thanks to medical staff working for IOM, she was able to give birth safely in hospital and she and her husband Ayub were able to welcome their first child into the world.

 

Photo credit: Anna Dubuis/DFID

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Taken on November 2, 2017