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 a pu donner naissance à son enfant en toute sécurité, par césarienne, dans une structure de santé à laquelle l’UNFPA avait fourni du matériel. © UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih
NATIONS UNIES, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen – « Mon mari et moi étions d’accord pour prendre part à la planification familiale pour ne plus avoir d’enfants, mais il a subi des pressions de sa famille et je suis à nouveau... Read more
20 September 2017
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« N’abandonnez pas », rappel un message dans une clinique de Dohuk en Irak, qui se spécialise dans la prise en charge des survivantes de violences sexuelles. Les violences sexuelles et basées sur le genre sont fréquemment utilisées comme arme de guerre.  © UNFPAIraq/Turchenkova
NATIONS UNIES, New York – « Nos filles n’étaient pas destinées à devenir des esclaves sexuelles. Chacune d’entre elles avait un rêve ou un but pour son avenir », a déclaré Zina Salim Hassan, une militante yézidie de 21... Read more
15 September 2017
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UNFPA delivered hygiene supplies to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, which had been inaccessible to humanitarians for three years. © UNFPA Syria
Damascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a humanitarian convoy... 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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Des kits de dignité contenant le nécessaire de toilette ont été distribués et des sages-femmes ont été déployé(e)s dans la région afin de mettre en place des espaces d’accueil sécurisés. © UNFPA Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Un nombre sans précédent de réfugiés rohingya traversent en ce moment la frontière du Bangladesh, environ 370.000 sont recensés comme ayant fui les violences de l’état raki de Myanmar depuis le 25... Read more

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