31 May 2017
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The medical centre handles an assortment of issues, from maternal care to abuse. "There is a lot of domestic violence within the camp," said Adorable, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. © UNFPA
BETOU, Republic of the Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village in... Read more
30 June 2016
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United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi speaks to a group of peer educators in the Central African Republic. The peer educators are spreading messages of peace in their community. © UNFPA/CAR
BANGUI, Central African Republic – An entire generation of Central African youth has been scarred by three years of relentless bloodshed. At the height of the crisis, villages were burned to the ground, and sexual... Read more
20 June 2016
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Women work together on a building project in the Central African Republic. "Ita Ouali" means "my best friend." © UNFPA
BANGUI, Central African Republic – Mathilde learned she was pregnant under the direst of circumstances: in a displacement camp in the war-ravaged Central African Republic, where she was struggling to support herself... Read more
19 December 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic – As the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in the Central African Republic (CAR), UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is providing emergency assistance for women and... Read more
1 May 2013
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BANGUI, Central African Republic — Fierce fighting between rebel troops and Central African armed forces beginning in March has left widespread insecurity in the country. Cases of collective sexual violence and massive... Read more
12 June 2011
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In French BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — “The women I see are usually in a critical state. They are destitute and don’t have any means to support themselves,” says Albertine Lelo, a midwife in Dongou, a small town in... Read more
30 April 2008
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GENEVA — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed an agreement here today to strengthen their combined efforts to respond to the sexual and... Read more