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Season 8

14 Sep. 2015
Around the World in 9 Months: Born A Refugee
As the Syrian civil war rages on, refugees still stream across the Jordanian border searching for relief in Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee camp in the Middle East. There, a mother gives birth to little Ibrahim, a baby with no citizenship and no country. The rest of the family lives day by day in the camp, and the father is restless. He craves his return to war-torn Syria, no matter the risk. This creates a rift in the family, and the raw emotion is just one intimate moment of many in this rare look into the daily lives of refugees. It is a unique perspective of a...
 
9 Nov. 2015
Around the World in 9 Months: Manar
Manar, a pregnant Palestinian mother is struggling to survive after her house was bombed and destroyed in Gaza just a few weeks before her due date. Her husband barely made it alive and his brother died in the house. Manar now fears toxic stress will affect her newborn child. As the entire family rallies together and searches for a new apartment, despair hangs over them like a dark cloud.
 
8 Feb. 2016
Around the World in 9 Months: Philippines and Gaza
American-Filipino midwife Robin Lim visited the Philippines after super typhoon Yolanda hit the islands in 2013. She opened Bumi Wada - a maternity and health clinic that supports gentle birth and takes care of mothers during their pregnancies. The clinic was created as a temporary facility but after two years it is still open. Women from the entire region come to give birth in "Bumi" because the service is free and available for everyone who cannot or do not want to go to a hospital.. An ocean away in the Gaza Strip, Hanin and her family had never thought of leaving ...
 

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