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Duhok: Shelter from the Storm

As conflict rages in Iraq and in neighbouring Syria, tens of thousands of displaced people have sought refuge in Duhok Province. UNFPA is working around the clock to meet the needs of both Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis in the area.

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UNFPA-supported counselor providing support to Iraqi woman
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Youth: Paving a Way to Tunisia's Future

In 2011, Tunisians took to the street to demand their rights. This was a revolution that brought youth and especially young women to the front to demand their freedom and a chance at real democracy. And today young women like Samah Krichah, a young activist who works as a partner with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, continue to be at the front of the continued push towards fair representation.

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Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Examines the practice of FGM/C and strategies employed by UNFPA and UNICEF to encourage communities to abandon it. The two agencies, working closely with governments, NGOs, religious leaders and small community groups, aim to bring about an end to the practice.

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Saving Haiti's Mothers

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On the ground in Haiti, working to save the lives of mothers during childbirth. This video was original aired on NOW on Public Television, January, 2010.

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Add It Up: Saving Lives + Saving Money

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family planning + maternal & newborn care = saved lives
 
More than a thousand women a day die unnecessarily from pregnancy and childbirth -- almost all of them in the developing world.
 
And vast productivity -- $15 billion a year -- is lost when these women die or get disabled as a result pregnancy or childbirth.
 
We know the steps it would take to prevent most of that death and disability. To improve the lives of women, children and communities.
 
Total cost = about $4.50 for each person in the developing world.
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Birth Amid Chaos in Gaza

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The birth of a child is a moment of excitement as well as anxiety. But in Gaza, it is even more stressful/ it may mean risking your life. We meet a courageous midwife who is improving the odds for many mothers and babies.

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Healing the Wounds of War in Bosnia

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The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina may have ended 15 years ago, but for some 20,000 women, the legacy of wartime rape lives on. Women of all ethnic groups are still trying to cope with the psychological effects of violence perpetrated against them.

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