Born into a war zone: Shelters set up for mothers and newborns

The UN estimates that five and half thousand expectant mothers are due to give birth in Gaza in the next month. Many of them don’t know if they will be able to do so safely. A lack of supplies means around 20 percent of pregnant women are likely to suffer complications.

Dr. Mohamed Elfar, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is part of the American Medical Team with Rahma Worldwide, an independent humanitarian organization., joins Al Jazeera’s live from the European Hospital in Gaza.

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