Heart-Wrenching Pictures Show Pregnant Syrian Refugees As New Mothers

Amid sandstorms, crushing poverty and the uncertainty over when they will ever go home, these Syrian women struggle to provide for their children, born into a makeshift refugee camp near Mafraq in Jordan.

More than four million Syrians have fled their country and are now registered as refugees.

Even in Jordan's registered camps life is desperate but those who live in makeshift camps face even more dire choices to be able to live close to their jobs on local farms or to have greater freedom.

The women, one aged just 16, were photographed by the Associated Press' Muhammed Muheisen in March when they pregnant and pictured again in August with their children, born into a life their mothers are desperate to escape.

Taleea Farhan, 33

Syrian refugees who gave birth in camps