Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) and United Nations joint report says 21, 000 births are expected in camps hosting flood victims in the country.

The report released on Sunday says the babies are expected to be born from 23, 000 women.

“Based on the number of people affected United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) estimates 23, 000 women of child bearing age and about 12, 000 expected deliveries,” reads part of the report.

The report further warns that women in the camps are facing a lot of challenges to access health facilities of which one maternal death case has been reported.

“Pregnant women are delivering in camps with unskilled birth attendants,” reads the report

Meanwhile, UNPF is working with Health District Offices to distribute condoms in the camps.

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