Approximately 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unintended, and for displaced women the risks are even greater.
Fouzia Bara is a medical coordinator working with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in Athens, where the team runs a health care center for displaced people. "Most of [the women], they prefer on their way to avoid pregnancies, because they don't know what will happen," says Bara. "They have no capacity to visualize their future." Women on the move are also more vulnerable to sexual violence and abuse.