Syrian girls flee war only to become mothers in Jordan camp

In a crowded maternity clinic at a refugee camp in Jordan near the Syrian border, Elhem cradled her crying 11-month-old son, bounced him on her knee and then handed him to her mother to help calm him down. “When I had the baby I felt a sense of motherhood and was happy,” the Syrian refugee said through a translator, adjusting her floral niqab. “I’m a housewife now.” She’s 17, and her experience is common. Read more here:

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