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29 September 2020
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A woman stands in the doorway of the Women and Girls’ Treatment and Support Centre in Dohuk, Iraq.
Sexual and gender-based violence affects one in three women and girls globally. In some humanitarian settings, this figure is estimated to be two in three.
28 September 2020
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A Syrian woman purchases hand soap at a store.
In Syria, communities are struggling under the weight of the prolonged war, an escalating economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 11 million people across the country are in need of humanitarian support.... Read more
25 September 2020
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Contraceptive supplies are arranged against a yellow and pink background.
Three crucial things everyone needs to know about contraceptives and COVID-19.
23 September 2020
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Hands are typing on a keyboard beside a stethoscope.
In response to the pandemic, El Salvador has launched a medical telecare service that will serve three priority groups: pregnant and post-partum women, children under the age of five, and people requiring mental health... Read more
22 September 2020
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Ishraq at her call station work centre. She is wearing a face mask. Behind her is a poster showing the EU logo.
Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic hardships have only aggravated their... Read more
16 September 2020
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Houses are submerged in floodwaters in Bihar State.
Life has come to a standstill in much of India’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic.
14 September 2020
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Midwife Sajia Mansoory wears protective gear, including a face mask, face shield, gloves and protective gown, as she attends to a newborn.
The pandemic has taken a serious toll in Afghanistan. So far, more than 38,000 people have tested positive for the virus, out of 100,000 tested samples. Nearly 10 per cent of confirmed cases are among health... Read more
10 September 2020
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Women in face masks carry UNFPA dignity kits.
A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls.
10 September 2020
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Midwife Rotna provides care to MInara's newborn baby at a UNFPA-supported health centre.
The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.
3 September 2020
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A midwife fills out medical records for a group of women and children.
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic was just reaching Afghanistan, flash floods, armed conflict and economic turmoil were leaving much of the country in need of humanitarian assistance.

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