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Jebbeh, featured in our Christian Aid Week materials

Jebbeh is praying for a healthy baby. - Christian Aid/Tom Pilston

Jebbeh's story

Jebbeh lives in Sierra Leone – the world's most dangerous place to give birth. We stand with her this Christian Aid Week.

Published on 28 May 2019

Jebbeh is heavily pregnant. As her baby grows, her joy is overshadowed by fear.

Recently, Jebbeh’s sister, Fatmata, was pregnant in a village nearby. She had no choice but to walk for three hours, under the baking sun, to the nearest hospital to give birth. 

Watch the film below to hear Jebbeh's story

Jebbeh told us: ‘My sister was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave birth.’

No woman should die in childbirth. But for Jebbeh, this wasn’t just any woman. This was her sister. She cried, and we cry with her.

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Jebbeh Konneh at home - Sierra Leone Christian Aid

Tragically, many more women, like Jebbeh’s sister, will die today from giving birth in Sierra Leone.

As her due date looms closer, Jebbeh fears she could be next.

'Please help and pray for us, so that mums will not continue to die in Sierra Leone. All mums should live.'

You have the power to help mums like Jebbeh.