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Volunteers Provide Aid and Hope in Wake of Super Typhoon

affected by super typhoon Haiyan. For many young people, volunteering has become a way to cope with the devastation while making a difference in their communities.

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Effort to Help Filipino Women Falters, UN Says

WASHINGTON (New York Times) — A new effort to protect women from rape and help them deliver babies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines remains troubled and inadequate, the United Nations and…

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Performance Arts Help Raise Awareness about Reproductive Health among Arab Youth

UNFPA has joined forces with the Arab States Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) and performance arts centres across the region to lead peer education trainings that help raise awareness about adolescent sexual and…

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Maternal Health Care Struggles for Survival after Typhoon Haiyan

<p>MANILA, Philippines (IRIN) — The massive destruction of healthcare facilities, with disruption to access and delivery as well as protracted displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) will…

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In Typhoon’s Terrible Wake, Women Continue to Give Birth Bravely

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Philippines — When the warnings were issued for Typhoon Haiyan, the chief of the Felipe Abrigo Memorial Hospital wasted no time. Dr. Lilia Daguinod gathered essential medicines from her hospital…

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UNFPA and UN Women Launch Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and UN Women are joining forces to launch a new programme that will improve the quality of and access to essential services that respond to the needs…

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Young Women and HIV in Guyana: Asserting their Right to Protect Themselves

On World AIDS Day 2013 , we report on Women Across Differences, a Guyanese grassroots organization that is empowering young women to protect themselves against HIV and early pregnancies, giving them the confidence to…

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Coordinating Humanitarian Relief in the Rubble of Super Typhoon Haiyan

The UNFPA Chief of Humanitarian Response, Ms. Ugochi Daniels, answered questions on Twitter live from the Philippines. Ms. Daniels is currently coordinating UNFPA's humanitarian relief efforts in the aftermath of…

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Saving Mothers' and Babies' Lives in Democratic Republic of the Congo

<p>When Agnes Lunkembesa gave birth to her ninth child, she decided enough was enough. But although she knew perfectly well how babies were made, she had no idea how to stop them being made.</p>

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