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2 July 2018
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As the monsoon season hits Cox's Bazar, refugees at Kutapalong refugee camp and elsewhere fear they are vulnerable to landslides. © UNHCR/Adam Dean
“The heavy rains and their impact are already compounding the suffering of these refugees,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Kanem in Cox’s Bazar today.
29 June 2018
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Health workers rush to assist Salima Khatum at the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre. © UNFPA  Bangladesh/Allison Joyce
Salima Khatum burst into the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre, very close to giving birth.
26 June 2018
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Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative and Chair of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award, together with United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who serves as the Award Committee's Secretary, at the 2018 UN Population Awards. © UNFPA/ Usenabasi Esiet
The United Nations honoured laureates committed to saving lives and upholding human rights and dignity.
25 June 2018
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Najat suffered a traumatic birth injury, and nearly died, after her in-laws refused to take her to a hospital during labour. © National Midwives Association/UNFPA
Najat knew the dangers of childbirth. But when her own needs clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered in ways she could not have imagined.
21 June 2018
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Young people from the Kakheti region of Georgia participate in peer education training on gender equality and reproductive health and rights. © UNFPA Georgia
Education initiatives in and outside of schools help overcome stigma and inequities in access to information and services.
20 June 2018
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Ghalia survived her ordeal thanks to the support of other refugees. © UNFPA
A record 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Some 25.4 million of the displaced are refugees.
12 June 2018
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Women and girls celebrating after their successful fistula repair surgeries at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown © UNFPA Sierra Leone 2018/Angelique Reid
With free, holistic treatment, fistula survivors overcome stigma, heal their bodies and rebuild their lives.
11 June 2018
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Phu Tu Nee, 19, gave birth with a UNFPA clean delivery kit as the first tropical storm of the monsoon season descended on the camps and villages of “forgotten” Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. © UNFPA Myanmar/Yenny Gamming
Health volunteers, clean delivery kits and mobile clinics help Rohingya women in Rakhine State deliver their babies safely.
7 June 2018
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Menstrual health is a serious, but overlooked, issue among vulnerable women. Refugees in Louva, Angola, receive UNFPA-distributed dignity kits, which include sanitary napkins, soap, laundry detergent and other essential hygiene supplies. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
A new report from Eastern and Southern Africa links shame and misinformation around menstruation to gender discrimination, child marriage, exclusion, poverty, violence and untreated health problems.
4 June 2018
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Children run towards the sprawl of Domiz 1 camp in northeastern Iraq, where UNFPA-supported women’s and youth centres provide support and care for Syrian refugees. © UNHCR/B. Sokol/November 2012
At a women's centre in Iraq, a Syrian refugee gains the support she needs to avoid marriage, and the skills and experience to help others do the same.

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