GENEVA

Turkey bears a heavy burden in a “fragile region of the world” by hosting more than 4 million refugees and providing free health services to refugee mothers and babies, the first lady said in Switzerland on Monday.

Emine Erdogan was the keynote speaker at a forum titled Time for Action: Adopting a Proactive Approach to Prevent Maternal and Infant Mortality at Birth.

The panel was held as part of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva to build on decades of work for refugees.

“We need to work to ensure that everyone shares one common denominator so we can give

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