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UNFPA staff speak with adolescent refugees from Nigeria, who fled insecurity at home and are now living in the Sayam Forage Refugees Camp in Diffa, Niger. © UNFPA Niger/Habila Tsahirou

14 April 2015

Responding to the needs of communities terrorized by Boko Haram

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents. This was not a one-time tragedy....

Edna Adan visits a maternal and child health center during a community outreach activity in Gumburaha. © Arthur Nazaryan/Delphin Films

9 April 2015

Eliminating FGM one midwife at a time

HARGEISA – It was 9 p.m. when a little girl arrived in critical condition at the maternity teaching hospital in Hargeisa. She had been bleeding all day after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) that morning. “...

Katherine Silas received a long-lasting contraceptive implant from Nurse Julienne Aru at the Vanuatu Family Health Association in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. The disaster has increased demand for sexual and reproductive health services. © UNFPA/Ariela Zibiah

8 April 2015

Vanuatu’s Cyclone Pam highlights need for access to family planning

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – “Life belongs to me,” said Katherine Silas, explaining why she was seeking family planning services at the Vanuatu Family Health Association in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam....

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