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Your donation to UNFPA will help meet the needs of women and families affected by this disaster during both the initial relief effort and the reconstruction phase.

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In Thailand, UNFPA is expanding its collaboration with the Ministry of Health and NGOs to ensure quality maternal and child health and family planning services in newly constructed communities for those displaced by the tsunami. These efforts will focus on improving access to information, counselling and services, at both health centres and mobile clinics, and on training health providers and community volunteers to provide trauma-related counselling and to address reproductive health concerns including safe motherhood, family planning, gender equality, HIV prevention, and adolescent health. The Fund will also help the World Vision Foundation of Thailand to meet reproductive health needs in Burmese migrant communities, which were among those most affected by the tsunami.

Extending Help to Migrant Communities Hit by Tsunami

NAM KHEM, Phang-nga Province, Thailand, 02 March 2005When the tsunami waters raged through this fishing town, home to thousands of migrant families from Myanmar, Nu Nu Aye raced to the office of World Vision, where she volunteered as a community health educator. The young woman found the key on a hook on the wall, somehow slogged through the chest-high water to the stairs and climbed to the roof. From there, she watched the flood smash fishing trawlers into houses and carry her neighbours away. more..


UNFPA Responds to Reproductive Health Needs in Rebuilt Communities and Among Migrants in Tsunami Region

PHUKET, Thailand, 24 February 2005 Responding to critical needs in Thailands tsunami-affected communities, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is expanding its support for maternal and child health and family planning services and HIV prevention. more..

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