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28 June 2019
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"We lost all our belongings – including the new clothes we had bought for the baby," Tatenda Sithole, from Rusitu. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Just weeks ago, Chioniso survived Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms to ever strike in the southern hemisphere. But when the winds died down, a new danger emerged.
21 June 2019
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A Syrian refugee in northern Iraq. © UNFPA/Seivan Salim
“I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently.
12 June 2019
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Participants in the ‘Beauty for All’ course show off their new skills at a graduation ceremony in April. Photo courtesy of L’Oréal
Not long ago, Olena* feared for her life and for her children. But then she found the courage to start a new life.
11 June 2019
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Fighting for girls’ right to say no to child marriage in South Sudan
Helen Poni hopes her decision to not become a child bride and pursue a career inspires other girls.
5 June 2019
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Large numbers of people are bypassing immigration controls as they exit Venezuela. © Tomer Urwicz
Fifteen-year-old Nelsmar walked for eight days to reach Colombia, where she slept on the streets. This is her story.
4 June 2019
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Midwife Imama (left) checks on Salma and her newborn in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Fahima Tajrin
Midwives could avert over 80 per cent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths.
3 June 2019
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Ms. Bedla and midwife Ms. Ruanto at the San Roque health centre. © UNFPA Philippines/Reginald Sarmenta
A UNFPA-supported project aims to replace manual reporting with simple barcode scanning for family planning stocks.
29 May 2019
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Ms. Nana says she wanted to work as a midwife to help improve family planning use. © UNFPA/Natalia da Luz
A veteran of multiple humanitarian crises is part of UNFPA's response team for Cyclone Idai in Beira.
28 May 2019
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In India, 15-year-old Priyanka Meena sleeps outside her home when she has her periods. She wears the same clothes and uses the same utensils when she menstruates; these are believed to be unclean. © UNFPA India
“My periods are a nightmare,” Nyanjuma Galoth, 20, told UNFPA at a civilian protection camp in South Sudan. “They are very painful, and I can’t get any sanitary products.” It is a major source of stress, she said. “The... Read more
28 May 2019
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UNFPA holds sessions raising awareness about gender-based violence, and the availability of support services, in a displacement camp in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
The prevalence of gender-based violence often increases in times of crisis, as protection mechanisms break down, support services falter and stresses on families mount. In Yemen, reports of gender-based violence... Read more

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