From 2011 until June 2016, the UNHCR reported 80,000 registered births for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
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Kassem was one month pregnant when her husband was shot and killed inside a mosque in Damascus; she fled to Lebanon that very night.From 2011 until June 2016, the UNHCR reported 80,000 registered births for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Agencies like the UNHCR cover a significant portion of hospital fees, but many refugees find themselves scrambling to cover the remaining costs, particularly with complicated births. According to Doctors Without borders Communication Manager Jinane Saad, a normal delivery costs $200 dollars, which can be performed at the organization's three facilities across Lebanon. The report also states that 6.8 percent of refugees return to Syria to give birth due to the cheaper cost of care.UNHCR Public Information Officer Lisa Abu Khaled said the agency covers 75 percent – or up to 90 percent in very dire cases -- of hospital fees for registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
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