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Hoda Barakat, left, a registered midwife, speaks with Syrian Manal al-Allan, 24, at a natal clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The daily hardships of life as a refugee keep many Syrian parents from registering their newborns: no money, no documents, little time off from work. The process is complicated, with multiple steps that require travel from one government office to another, money for fees and, most importantly, a slew of documents. Without the parents' marriage license, for example, the birth of a child cannot be registered. But many Syrians had to flee their homeland on short notice and so left legal papers behind, or their papers were destroyed along with their homes
Mideast Lebanon Syria Refugee Children, Beirut, Lebanon
Mideast Lebanon Syria Refugee Children, Beirut, Lebanon
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Mideast Lebanon Syria Refugee Children, Beirut, Lebanon

Hoda Barakat, left, a registered midwife, speaks with Syrian Manal al-Allan, 24, at a natal clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The daily hardships of life as a refugee keep many Syrian parents from registering their newborns: no money, no documents, little time off from work. The process is complicated, with multiple steps that require travel from one government office to another, money for fees and, most importantly, a slew of documents. Without the parents' marriage license, for example, the birth of a child cannot be registered. But many Syrians had to flee their homeland on short notice and so left legal papers behind, or their papers were destroyed along with their homes

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