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2 June 2020
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Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker, provides counselling over the phone. Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker
“Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that I will eventually wake up from, but the nightmare is never-ending and I do not know how much longer I can handle this,” T.C.* told UNFPA.
1 June 2020
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Women together hold up a dignity kit, which contains supplies such as soap and sanitary napkins. © Gambia Red Cross Society/BubaDarboe
As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs much of the world, health authorities in The Gambia are working to prevent its transmission across the country’s borders.
29 May 2020
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A midwife on her way to a house call in a conflict-affected village of Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
UNFPA has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive health care in 140 out of 180 health facilities.
28 May 2020
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Illustration of women wearinng t-shirts inscribed with messages about menstruation: Menstruation is not a sign of illness. Health workers have periods too. Menstrual supplies are essential items.  © PONY for UNFPA
Menstruation is misunderstood and stigmatized around the world, a fact likely to worsen under the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are ten things you need to know about periods and the pandemic – and what the world needs to do... Read more
22 May 2020
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A woman recovers from fistula treatment sugery in Yemen. Obstetric fistula almost entirely preventable; its persistence is a sign of global social injustice. © UNFPA Yemen
Hundreds of thousands of women are living with obstetric fistula – a traumatic birth injury. And it could be worsening.
22 May 2020
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A health facility in Tanzania’s Simiyu region, which was renovated through a two-year programme supported by UNFPA with funding from KOICA. © UNFPA Tanzania/Karlien Truyens
Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. “She was shielding herself under a tree” when she gave birth, Ms. Mtumbi... Read more
21 May 2020
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A counsellor delivers services via online platform. Image courtesy of Ternovyy Viktor
Oleksandra* was afraid to seek help, knowing her abuser might eavesdrop on her phone calls.
19 May 2020
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A woman at a safe space in Raymah sews face masks for her community. © RHDH/UNFPA
With more than 130 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yemen, and dozens of deaths, the country is struggling to keep the full impact of the pandemic at bay, even as funds of life-sustaining health services are running out.
15 May 2020
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Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant migrant from Venezuela, has learned how to protect herself from COVID-19. © UNFPA Brazil
News of the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant 16-year-old migrant from Venezuela, until a few weeks ago, when she heard about the coronavirus from friends. “I saw people talking about and... Read more
14 May 2020
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When Maisarjaha Khatun went into labour, her family spent hours trying to find transport to emergency obstetric care. Image courtesy of Jiyaul Hak
"I thought I was dying due to the long labour pains," said Maisarjaha Khatun. Her family struggled to find transport to the hospital.

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