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22 February 2020
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A simulation of childbirth in an infection prevention and control situation taking place in an environment sensitive to the Ebola virus. © UNFPA DRC
The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic on record, and among those most at risk are health workers.
14 February 2020
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Khadija Bahzad holds a baby she delivered in Marrakech. Ms. Bahzad is a midwifery trainer, strengthening the skills of other midwives in the country. © UNFPA
Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled. “After several hours, the labour stopped suddenly.”
6 February 2020
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Yemen tops the list of countries with the greatest humanitarian needs. © UNFPA Yemen
When Yemen’s unrelenting conflict arrived in Taizz City late last year, Ashwaq saw her neighbourhood fall to pieces. Amid the bombardments, her house caught fire. She, her husband and their four children – including a... Read more
5 February 2020
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Stigma is preventing survivors of sexual violence from seeking care and support. © UNFPA Sudan/Sufian Abdul-Mouty
Deadly clashes in West Darfur have uprooted tens of thousands of people from their homes. Reliable sources indicate that widespread gender-based violence is taking place, and thousands of pregnant women require urgent... Read more
1 February 2020
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Raneem Abras, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, was approached about becoming a child bride. Her family refused, and instead she became an advocate against child marriage. © UNFPA Lebanon/Sima Diab
Around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples. Yet millions of children are coupled up before they are ready, often against their will.
30 January 2020
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UNFPA’s former representative in Yemen, Anjali Sen, and reproductive health expert Afrah hold a newborn baby. UNFPA is the sole provider of life-saving reproductive health supplies and medicines in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
Amani was delighted to be pregnant. Then she experienced a life-threatening complication.
23 January 2020
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UNFPA surveys show that teenagers in the country want to learn more about contraception.
17 January 2020
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Venera Jumabayeva acted fast to help Munira Kholmurodova recover from post-partum haemorrhage.
8 January 2020
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Razia Shamshad suffered pain and humiliation from complications in childbirth. Then she turned her life around.
3 January 2020
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Survivors and advocates Nachaki, Rosillah and Eunice speak with advocate and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. (L-R) Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pratt/Too Young to Wed.
Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not just an issue just within her community, in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I realized it we are not the only ones to practise FGM,” she... Read more

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