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Survivors of sexual violence need healing and justice even amid pandemic, leaders assert

Sexual and gender-based violence affects one in three women and girls globally. In some humanitarian settings, this figure is estimated to be two in three.

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E-voucher system targets pregnant women and new mothers in Syria

In Syria, communities are struggling under the weight of the prolonged war, an escalating economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 11 million people across the country are in need of humanitarian support.…

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Three things you need to know about contraceptives and COVID-19

Three crucial things everyone needs to know about contraceptives and COVID-19.

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El Salvador begins telemedicine for pregnant women, new mothers and other priority groups

In response to the pandemic, El Salvador has launched a medical telecare service that will serve three priority groups: pregnant and post-partum women, children under the age of five, and people requiring mental health…

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Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic hardships have only aggravated their…

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Dual calamity as floods hit India’s Bihar state amid pandemic

Life has come to a standstill in much of India’s Bihar State as a ferocious monsoon season coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Demand for Afghanistan’s midwives unflagging during COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has taken a serious toll in Afghanistan. So far, more than 38,000 people have tested positive for the virus, out of 100,000 tested samples. Nearly 10 per cent of confirmed cases are among health…

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The Rohingya influx, three years on

The 25th of August marked a tragic anniversary: three years since the mass influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh from neighbouring Myanmar.

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Prioritizing women’s and girls’ needs in wake of Beirut explosion

A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls.

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