Pregnant Suman Noori managed to escape from Afghanistan with her husband, Taj Muhammad Hamat, and their two children. On the flight from Dubai to Birmingham, the 26-year-old woman suddenly went into labor and gave birth at an altitude of about 10,000 metres, in the airspace over Kuwait. In the absence of medical staff on board, the cabin crew helped in the birth of the girl. The Turkish airline said the mother and daughter, who were named Hava, are doing well.
The plane made a “precautionary” stop in Kuwait, but later flew to its final destination in Great Britain. The woman was able to go to Great Britain with her newborn daughter and the rest of her family.
The baby was born on one of the last British evacuation flights. On board were Afghans who cooperated with the British and fled the Taliban. Britain’s Ministry of Defense said on Friday it had evacuated 14,543 people from Kabul since August 13. Over a thousand British soldiers were at the height of the evacuations in Kabul to arrange it. Some of them have already returned. Other planes will come with the remaining planes, Carter said.
According to the ministry, between 800 and 1,100 Afghans who were allowed to come to Britain were still stranded in the Asian country on Friday. Between 100 and 150 Britons have not yet been evacuated.