17 November 2017
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Solar-powered lanterns light the way to shared toilets in this displacement camp in Kachin State, Myanmar. Women and girls are vulnerable to attack on their way to the facilities. © Metta Development Foundation/Hkawng Nan
WAINGMAY, Myanmar – Khin Khin shudders when she thinks about walking in the dark from her shelter to the shared toilet. “I never feel safe to go to the toilet at night,” she said. In Myanmar, 1.5 million people have no... Read more
16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more
27 October 2017
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Mothers share their stories with a UNFPA staff at Ulakan Camp. © UNFPA Indonesia/Nun Sol Jang
ULAKAN CAMP, Indonesia – Escalating volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali prompted Indonesian authorities to issue an SOS alert, the highest-level warning, on 22 September. By 6 October, over 139,000 people had been... Read more
4 October 2017
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Women affected by the Marawi crisis share their experiences at a UNFPA’ women-friendly space in Barangay Bubong, Saguiaran. © UNFPA Philippines
PAWAK, Philippines – Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse – and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about... Read more
29 September 2017
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At the shelter at the National Technical Training Centre, resident Dediemay Thomas (left) stands with manager Samantha Burnette. © UNFPA/Katheline Ruiz
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua’s two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane... Read more
28 September 2017
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Ahlam fue capaz de dar a luz de forma segura mediante cesárea en un centro de salud gracias a los materiales suministrados por el UNFPA. © UNFPA Yemen / Fahmia Al-Fotih
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York/TAIZZ, Yemen –"Mi esposo y yo acordamos usar la planificación familiar y no tener más hijos, pero fue presionado por su familia y yo volví a quedarme embarazada", comentó Ahlam, madre de dos... Read more
20 September 2017
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"Por favor, no se den por vencidas ", dice uno de los mensajes depositados en una clínica en Dohuk, Irak, especializada en el tratamiento de supervivientes de la violencia sexual. La violencia sexual y de género son comúnmente consideradas como tácticas de guerra © UNFPA Iraq / Turchenkova
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – "Nuestras chicas no nacieron para ser esclavas sexuales. Cada una de ellas tenía un sueño o una meta para el futuro ", dijo Zina Salim Hassan, defensora de Yazidi de 21 años, ante el UNFPA... Read more
15 September 2017
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El UNFPA trasladó suministros de higiene a la ciudad de Deir Ez-Zor, inaccesible para los trabajadores humanitarios desde hacía tres años. © UNFPA Siria
Damascus, Siria –Por primera vez en tres años, el UNFPA ha podido enviar ayuda a la ciudad de Deir Ez-Zor, donde decenas de miles de personas están en una situación de necesidad urgente. Se proporcionó ayuda mediante un... Read more
14 September 2017
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UNFPA staff survey the aftermath of the disaster, which has affected thousands of households. © UNFPA/Sulaiman Stephens
Regent, SIERRA LEONE – “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.... Read more
13 September 2017
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El UNFPA facilita kits de dignidad con suministros de higiene y seguridad, así como el despliegue de parteras y el establecimiento de espacios seguros. © UNFPA Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Un flujo "sin precedentes" de refugiados rohingyas llegan a Bangladesh, con un número estimado de 370.000 que han cruzado la frontera desde el 25 de agosto para escapar de la última violencia en el... Read more

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