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17 May 2019
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Years into Syria's grinding conflict, refugees need support to rebuild their lives. © UNFPA Iraq
"I felt the world just stopped and the few minutes that passed felt like an eternity. I couldn’t feel my heart beating anymore and broke into heaving sobs."
14 May 2019
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Without visiting the mobile clinic, Ja Htoi's condition would have gone unnoticed. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
Anenatal checkups provided by mobile clinics are saving lives of mothers and babies among displaced people in Myanmar.
13 May 2019
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Today, Ms. Wen and Ms. Yan see eye-to-eye on the equality of women and girls. © Dushan Township Family Planning Office/Zhang Min
“Must a girl be of lesser value than a boy?" Wen Xiujuan asked, after having two daughters.
6 May 2019
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Eight months pregnant and mother of six, Nadia Muson and her family were within earshot of the armed conflict in their municipality of Datu Salibo, Maguindanao. © UNFPA Philippines/ Rochelle Yu
Up to 1,400 pregnant women, 500 of whom are expected to deliver in the next three months, are among the displaced by the fighting.
3 May 2019
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It's not your mother's motherhood. © UNFPA/Bruno Feder
In 1994, the world was transforming. Motherhood would never been quite the same.
3 May 2019
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Najiba works in one of the hardest-to-reach, poorest areas of Bamyan. © UNFPA Afghanistan
Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor.
1 May 2019
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Bushra has launched the first ever women-run security firm in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
A survivor of child marriage now runs Yemen's first-ever security business for women.
30 April 2019
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Kenneth has affected more than 168,000 people in Mozambique, including 7,000 pregnant women at risk of unsafe childbirth.
29 April 2019
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Dr. Joha attends to a displaced woman at Al-Hol Camp. The needs were "overwhelmingly high," he said. © UNFPA Syria
"I have never seen before in my life what I saw in the camp,” Dr. Yasser Joha told UNFPA from Al-Hol, a camp in north-eastern Syria. "I took out around 160 pieces of shrapnel from the bodies of women and children."
27 April 2019
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Fikre Molla was happy to receive professional care before, during and after childbirth, without having to forgo traditions. © UNFPA Ethiopia
When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. Yet she lived in Ethiopia’s rural Amhara... Read more

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