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12 January 2018

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

Lily emerged as a leader after floods displaced thousands in and around Íllimo. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde

4 January 2018

After Peru floods, women emerge as leaders, advocates

“When the disaster struck, I was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, and all I did was try to protect my life and my children’s lives,” said Lily, 40, describing how her family fled flooding in the Illimo district of...

Dr. Hiba Al-Mallah gives family planning counselling to Syrian refugees. She says there are many misconceptions about contraception. © UNFPA Jordan/Elspeth Dehnert

3 January 2018

Among Syrian refugees, dispelling myths about contraceptives

I don’t want more kids and I’m afraid to get pregnant,” said Fatima*, a 37-year-old Syrian refugee and mother of six, at a UNFPA-supported clinic.

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