21 November 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/UM RAQUBA, Sudan – More than 33,000 people have fled into eastern Sudan from the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region, according to United Nations officials. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR... Read more
8 November 2020
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Women and girls in Honduras are at high risk in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta. More than 400,000 women have been directly affected by the widespread destruction and are now left without access... Read more
21 October 2020
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SHAHRISTAN, Afghanistan – “It was midnight on 6 August when there was a loud knocking at my front door. My husband answered. Standing in the dark was a person asking for my help – a baby was being born,” Shirin... Read more
6 October 2020
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KHARTOUM/GEZIRA, Sudan – Massive flooding in Sudan – the worst in 30 years – has created an ongoing humanitarian crisis, on top of the country’s existing COVID-19 health crisis. The flooding has affected 17 of Sudan’s... Read more
5 October 2020
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HERAT, Afghanistan – Mahgul* vividly remembers the day she was engaged to be married. “My mother helped me into my new pink dress. She accompanied me to a room where four or five women had gathered. Some of them called... Read more
4 October 2020
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SANA’A, Yemen – In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. UNFPA was forced to suspend the provision of reproductive health care in... Read more
28 September 2020
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DAMASCUS, Syria – 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... Read more
22 September 2020
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SANA’A, Yemen – 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... Read more
16 September 2020
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BIHAR, India – Life has come to a standstill in much of India’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus cases continue to climb, even as the floods affect millions... Read more
14 September 2020
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KABUL, Afghanistan – “When I returned home from work, I had to isolate myself,” described Suhaila Sadat, a midwife at the Malalai Maternity Hospital in Afghanistan. “My parents were worried about me because I interact... Read more

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