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A Syrian refugee and her newborn baby at a clinic in Ramtha, Jordan | by DFID - UK Department for International Development
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A Syrian refugee and her newborn baby at a clinic in Ramtha, Jordan

A Syrian refugee woman with her 25-day-old daughter, at an International Rescue Committee (IRC) clinic in Ramtha, near the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. The baby was born in Jordan after their home was bombed in Syria.


"We lost our home when it was bombed while I was inside with my other son and daughter . We were scared and terrified. My brother was killed. I can't stop crying for him", she says.


"The support we're getting here is helping. It means I can get medicine for my children.


"I hope that my new daughter will not have to live through the terror that my other children have been through", she says.


"I just hope that she will have a beautiful life and that one day we can go back to Syria."


UK aid is helping the IRC provide essential primary health care and psychosocial care to approximately 80 Syrian refugees every day here. It also provides prescriptions for medicines that can be obtained free of charge from nearby pharmacies.


Find out more about UK support for the Syria humanitarian crisis


Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development

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Taken on August 28, 2013