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Youth to the Rescue as Flooding Paralyzes Sudan

KHARTOUM — Thousands of Sudanese households were destroyed when heavy rains caused severe flooding during the first week of August, with Sudan's capital, Khartoum, being hit the hardest.

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UNiting for Youth 2013

UNITED NATIONS, New York — "Your generation is the largest the world has ever known," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told young people at the opening of UNiting for Youth: Interactive Dialogue on Youth…

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Supporting the Local Production of Low-Cost Hygiene Products in India

<p>CUTTACK, India — The district administration on Tuesday commercially launched the low cost sanitary napkins manufactured by a self-help group of Tigiria block in Cuttack.</p>

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From Obstetric Fistula Survivor to Empowered Burkinabé

<p>KRIOLLO OURARSABA, Burkina Faso — "Today," Mariama Boubacar Diallo says, "Thank God, I no longer suffer. I'm healthy; I am healed."</p>

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Why Isn't Family Planning Prioritized in Refugee Settings?

Pregnancy happens in every community, and war zones are no exception. Sadly,however, access to family planning may be rare.

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Too Young to Wed Exhibit on Tour

Powerful images of child brides that put a human face on this human rights violation are on display in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Scaling Up Strategies to Encourage Abandonment of FGM/C

Five years ago, UNFPA and UNICEF launched an ambitious Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

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African Leaders Review Strategies, Renew Commitments to Combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

African leaders met in the Nigerian capital for the Abuja +12 Special Summit of the African Union on the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other life-threatening diseases in Africa.

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Empowerment and Choice: Raising Awareness about Adolescent Pregnancy On World Population Day

<p>In this interview with The Independent on the occasion of World Population Day 2013, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin talks about adolescent pregnancy, family planning, and human rights, the…

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