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  • Pregnant in the shadow of Ebola: Deteriorating health systems endanger women

    20 October 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy downpour, to twins. Throughout the three countries worst affected by the Ebola crisis, many women are refusing to seek care from health centres, and some overwhelmed, undersupplied health facilities are turning away those who arrive.
  • UNFPA welcomes news of agreement on Chibok girls’ release

    19 October 2014

    Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to the release of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok—the Chibok Girls. These girls have languished in captivity long enough, and it is high time they are returned to their families, communities and schools.
  • Child marriage takes a brutal toll on Syrian girls

    15 October 2014

    DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, in Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to save their families.”
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State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood

Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union.

Evaluation Report

Accelerating Change

The joint evaluation assesses the extent to which the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme has accelerated the abandonment of FGM/C in 15 programme countries.

Syria Crisis

Campaign to End Fistula

More features

New Report

State of World's Midwifery Report
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The new report, released in June 2014, features newly collected data on midwifery services.

Resource Page

Census Portal
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The census portal offers country-specific census resources and results as well as technical materials to assist countries in the successful conduct of their census conduct.

Multimedia

Population Situation Analysis
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This multimedia exhibit and e-learning course aims to help countries plan according to their own population dynamics.

MDG5b

Latest Indicators
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A tool for comparing, analyzing and visualizing more than 20 indicators related to reproductive health.

MORE at video.unfpa.org

Youth in transit. Adolescent Pregnancy

30 Oct 2013 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the 2013 State of the World Population report focusing on adolescent pregnancy.

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