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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Brutal Birth Reveals Horrors Of Central African Republic Conflict

                             Disturbing footage has emerged from the Central African Republic of a teenage rape victim undergoing a brutal labour as she struggles to give birth
Desperate footage has emerged from the Central African Republic of midwives pushing on a rape victim's stomach during labour to save her dying baby. The 16-year-old was raped last year after being chased from her home by the Seleka who killed her brother and sister.
When she went into labour, midwives battling a chronic shortage of drugs amid the troubles and desperate to help the young woman, forced the distressed baby out by pushing down on her stomach. The young girl alternated between writhing on the bed in agony and staying silent as tears fell down her face as she gave birth to a son she did not want. Sky News was filming in the Central African Republic when a teenage rape victim went into labour. Special Correspondent Alex Crawford said: 'She was alone, chased from her home and pregnant after rape, trying to give birth to another. 'When the little boy was finally dragged into the Central African Republic, he wasn't breathing. Save the Children has serious concerns about the potential for a disease outbreak in the Central African Republic (CAR), where nearly 800,000 people have been displaced by the continuing violence. I watched the footage on TV and online ad its very upsetting.
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