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20 March 2014
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ZA'ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Over the past three years, Syria's civil war has left more than 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan. In the midst of this catastrophe... Read more
11 March 2014
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<p>Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women's lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) told a side-event at... Read more
10 January 2014
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While China is relaxing its one-child policy, Ethiopia, one of the most heavily populated countries in Africa, is moving in the opposite direction.
10 December 2013
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WASHINGTON (New York Times) — A new effort to protect women from rape and help them deliver babies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines remains troubled and inadequate, the United Nations and... Read more
5 December 2013
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<p>MANILA, Philippines (IRIN) — The massive destruction of healthcare facilities, with disruption to access and delivery as well as protracted displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) will... Read more
20 November 2013
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<p>When Agnes Lunkembesa gave birth to her ninth child, she decided enough was enough. But although she knew perfectly well how babies were made, she had no idea how to stop them being made.</p>
19 November 2013
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Bloomberg News — Rizza Jo Jaro, 18, went into labor in an evacuation center in Tacloban on November 8 as Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst storms on record to hit land, ripped through the Philippine city in Eastern... Read more
19 November 2013
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TACLOBAN CITY, the Philippines (Wall Street Journal) – Bethany Hospital in downtown Tacloban, like many other structures in a city largely destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, is almost completely deserted. Patients there... Read more
15 November 2013
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National Public Radio (NPR) – NPR talks with Dr. Angelito Umali, maternal health officer for UNFPA in the Philippines, who is on the island province of Bohol. The UNFPA is addressing maternal health concerns following... Read more
7 November 2013
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<p>Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and to... Read more

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