Resources on Maternal health

Today the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) expressed concern about the grave risks to refugee and migrant women and girls on the move in Europe. UNHCR, UNFPA and WRC conducted a joint field assessment of risks involved for refugee and migrant women and girls in Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in November 2015.

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La mortalité périnatale et la mortalité maternelle au sein des populations autochtones sont supérieures à celles des autres femmes. L’inaction dans ce domaine constituera un obstacle infranchissable à la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD).

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The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

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Highlights of the month: First Official Visit of UNFPA Executive Director to Jordan; the Strategy to Address the Needs of Syrian Adolescent Girls in Syria was launched

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UNFPA's response to the crisis in Yemen includes: Providing emergency reproductive health kits and life-saving emergency obstetric care medicines and equipment to health facilities: These supplies help in saving lives of women and new-borns during deliveries, managing miscarriages, and treating infections and rape. A total of 133 heath facilities have been supported so far. Reproductive health kits are also available in cholera treatment centres.

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Since 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen has dramatically escalated to the point where Yemen has become the worst humanitarian crises in the world today.

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This appendix to the H6 Annual Report 2015 shows knowledge products produced under H6 Joint Programme global-level activities.

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