Place of birth: border refugee camp, Tunisia
She is 3 hours old, her wide open eyes are looking calmly at her parents and a doctor who helped her come into this world. She does not look too concerned while they discuss how to prepare her birth certificate.
'Mother's water had broken when she arrived this morning, there was no time to transfer her to the hospital, we had to do the delivery here' says Dr. Zazi Abdel Ghani, member of Moroccan military medical team who came to assist the growing number of people stranded at the Libya-Tunisia border.
Mariem's mother, Halima, was 9-months pregnant when the crisis begun. With her husband Taher, she rapidly left Tripoli, like thousands of others and crossed into Tunisia. She was lucky to reach the camp before the delivery. Mariem is her first child.
Now, Mariem Bin Taher Abdullah is the youngest resident of Shousha camp. This is a temporary home to some 17 000 mainly migrant workers that have fled civil unrest in Libya and found refuge in neighboring Tunisia.
Most of them are waiting to be repatriated to their countries, but a few others have nowhere to go as their homelands are also warzones.
Mariem's parents are Somalis in their early twenties. Two years ago they crossed the desert fleeing the violence in Somalia and hoping for better life in oil-rich Libya. Halima worked for wealthy families and Taher did different jobs in construction and services.
Today, the only certitude about Mariem is her place of birth, her future is difficult to guess. 'We don't know what will happen to us' says Taher 'there is a war in Libya and a war in Somalia. The only thing we care about is to provide security for our daughter. I had no education but I want to ensure she goes to school.'
Their case is one of those currently being examined by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Meanwhile, Tunisian authorities are identifying appropriate structures in nearby towns that could host newborn children from the camp and their families. The goal is to remove babies from crowded and disease-prone camp environments and to ensure their proper post-natal care.
Mariem may not be the only one whose place of birth is Shousha camp. UNICEF counted 10 pregnant women just in one camp sector and people are still arriving. Health partners in the camp, led by Tunisian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization, are discussing health needs and services for different categories of the camp population.
As the sun sets over Shousha Camp, Mariem is already asleep after her first day in a dusty transit camp. Her parents and medical team are close by to make sure she gets all the love and care she needs.