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UNFPA staff survey the aftermath of the disaster, which has affected thousands of households. © UNFPA/Sulaiman Stephens

14 September 2017

Flooding, mudslides leave communities devastated, pregnant women in need

“I saw the rocks from the hill fly up into the air,” Martha Kamara, 28, told UNFPA, describing the floods and landslides that devastated 13 areas in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, last month.

UNFPA is providing dignity kits, which contain hygiene and safety supplies, as well as deploying midwives and establishing safe spaces. © UNFPA Bangladesh

13 September 2017

As Rohingya refugees pour into Bangladesh, UNFPA deploys midwives, safe spaces

An “unprecedented” flow of Rohingya refugees is crossing the border into Bangladesh, with an estimated 370,000 people pouring across the border since 25 August to escape the latest violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination carried out a rapid assessment in Antigua and Barbuda on 8 September. © Silva Lauffer/UNDAC

12 September 2017

UNFPA responds as entire population of Barbuda evacuated following Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, has destroyed almost all critical facilities in Barbuda, forcing the evacuation of the entire population to Antigua.

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