Woman fleeing Afghanistan gives birth on flight to UK

On a trip to the United Kingdom, a woman fleeing Afghanistan gave birth to a baby girl.

According to a Turkish Airlines flight, Soman Noori, a 26-year-old woman, gave birth on Saturday, August 28 after experiencing contractions while flying between Dubai and Birmingham.

Reuters said that because there was no doctor on board, Turkish Airlines workers helped the mother through the birth, which took place in Kuwaiti airspace. The crew can be seen posing with the small baby, who was wrapped in a blanket and wearing a pink hat.

According to the Evening Standard, this is Noori and Taj Moh Hammat’s third child, whom they called Havva, which means Eve in Arabic.

Reuters reported that the plane was carrying Afghans who work with the UK. 

Woman fleeing Afghanistan gives birth on flight to UK

As for planes flying to Europe, there is generally no automatic citizenship.

However, there’s something called the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and countries that have signed on, offer citizenship in the country where the aircraft is registered.  

This presents a problem for refugees as the plane might be registered to a country that has no connection to the final destination of the aircraft.

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