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Mobile health teams bring critical services to women in remote Afghanistan

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic was just reaching Afghanistan, flash floods, armed conflict and economic turmoil were leaving much of the country in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Viet Nam releases landmark follow-up study on violence against women

Viet Nam has released the world’s first culturally validated follow-up research on violence against women. Progress is slow, the results show.

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Mobile medical units deployed as Beirut health system copes after explosion

Views of smouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action.

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Amid pandemic disruptions, Haiti’s midwives urge pregnant women to continue antenatal care

“I was really afraid because of COVID-19,” Frantzia Noël told UNFPA. She is 35 years old and 4 months pregnant, living in north-western Haiti.

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On World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA applauds real-life superheroes

Communities around the world are under siege – by the COVID-19 pandemic, violence, faltering economies, natural disasters and climate change.

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From child bride to fearless face mask maker: Yemen’s safe spaces help women reclaim their lives

Salwa, 35, has survived child marriage, three abusive husbands, crushing poverty and years of grinding conflict. But now she is building a new life for herself.

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Amid wreckage in Beirut, health and psychosocial needs are paramount

A masked aid worker helps an injured woman limp from a mobile first-aid clinic. Another aid worker, Hiba Kshour, carries hygiene supplies past the shattered husk of a car.

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Meeting the needs of older people through solidarity, empowerment and data

“This pandemic exposes the cracks in our society,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

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Eswatini SMS service helps women access family planning, food amid pandemic

Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown.

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