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New Life Emerges From Haiyan Wreckage

TACLOBAN CITY, the Philippines (Wall Street Journal) – Bethany Hospital in downtown Tacloban, like many other structures in a city largely destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, is almost completely deserted. Patients there…

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Birth Every Two Minutes Strains Typhoon Haiyan Aid Work

Bloomberg News — Rizza Jo Jaro, 18, went into labor in an evacuation center in Tacloban on November 8 as Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst storms on record to hit land, ripped through the Philippine city in Eastern…

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New Report Reviews Key Laws on Women and Girls and Their Impact on Son Preference In India

NEW DELHI, India — A new study by UNFPA has found that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference in India are often ineffective, and in many cases, may advance discriminatory practices. The report, entitled…

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If Childbirth Isn't Hard Enough, Add an Earthquake and a Typhoon

National Public Radio (NPR) – NPR talks with Dr. Angelito Umali, maternal health officer for UNFPA in the Philippines, who is on the island province of Bohol. The UNFPA is addressing maternal health concerns following…

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Experts call for Youth Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – UNFPA participated today in two key sessions at the third International Conference on Family Planning, under way in Addis Ababa from 12-15 November.

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Family Planning Conference Highlights Political Commitment and the Importance of Youth

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – One of the largest gatherings in the area of sexual and reproductive health, the third International Conference on Family Planning opened in Addis Ababa, calling attention to the wide-ranging…

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UNFPA Estimates 200,000 Pregnant Women Need Help in Aftermath of Super Typhoon

Two days after Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan left central Philippines almost completely flattened, heartbreaking scenes are unfolding. Yet amidst the devastation, there was a story of hope.

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Too Young to Wed: The Travelling Exhibition

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Too Young to Wed photo exhibition travelled to Denmark this month where it will remain through the end of the year. An abridged version of the same exhibit will also begin touring areas where…

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Providing ‘Safe Spaces’ for Adolescent Girls in Niger

NIAMEY, NIGER – “You are the future of Niger, and there is no reason why UNFPA should not support you,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin during a visit to the country on 6 November.

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