9 July 2015
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Refugees at a temporary shelter in Aceh, Indonesia. They are part of a group of migrants who spent months on a boat, adrift at sea. © UNFPA Indonesia/Sandra Siagian
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia – Montas spent the first months of her pregnancy at sea, crowded onto a boat with hundreds of other migrants. The passengers had set out to find a better life – perhaps in Malaysia or Australia... Read more
3 December 2014
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YANGON, Myanmar – For years, 19-year-old Chan Chan was isolated by a stigmatizing secret: She is HIV-positive. The disease is a taboo subject in Myanmar, where she lives. As a result, many people decline to get tested,... Read more
19 August 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I was looking for a fulfilling, out-of-the-ordinary task... a motivating career where I could reach society at large and offer my expertise," said Catherine Njeri Makumi. She has found... Read more
16 September 2014
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MAE SOT, Thailand - Visiting a sexual and reproductive health clinic may seem ordinary for many women. But this is not the case for Saba, 21, who has been living in the Mae La refugee camp along Thailand's border with... Read more
28 May 2014
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YANGON, Myanmar – Twenty-three-year-old Ma Thae Ei Phyu is one of five “red angel” midwives who participated in a recent UNFPA-supported intensive training programme at a maternity ward on the outskirts of Yangon,... Read more
19 June 2014
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Rahae Na Bagum, 19, holds her 18-month-old baby at Dai Pai Hospital in Rakhine State, in September 2013, before humanitarian staff were evacuated following attacks in March 2014. Photo credit: UNFPA Myanmar
SITTWE, Myanmar – UNFPA-supported mobile medical teams have resumed providing life-saving reproductive health services in 15 camps for displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Four teams have been deployed,... Read more
31 March 2014
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The below Q&A has been updated to reflect recent developments in Myanmar’s census exercise. UNITED NATIONS, New York – At midnight on March 30, Myanmar started to conduct its first census in more than 30 years. The... Read more
29 January 2014
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YANGON, Myanmar - The excitement was palpable as a group of young people patiently awaited the arrival of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the heart of Yangon on 10 January, 2014. It was the first visit by the... Read more
22 April 2013
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YANGON — The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country's first in... Read more
27 August 2012
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NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met today with key national leaders to explore how the Fund can further support Myanmar's development and its reform process. In a dialogue at the... Read more

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