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Youth mobilize to support Egypt’s front-line health workers

Dozens of young people are assembling thousands of hygiene and dignity kits for health workers working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

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Meeting family planning needs in Nepal’s quarantine centres

When Kabita Bhandari arrived at a quarantine centre in far-western Nepal, residents thought she was bringing food. Instead, she was delivering another kind of essential supplies.

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Teachers and mothers join forces to keep girls in school in Malawi

In the 2013-2014 school year, four girls became pregnant and left. The next year, five more girls dropped out. The year after that, another four.

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After tragedy, refugee family finds safety and community in Turkey

Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. Then he suddenly and tragically died.

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Sahel project helps women raise themselves, their communities from poverty

Once, Adouia Brema was a child bride forced to leave school. Today, she gives her community the gift of light.

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Pregnant indigenous women in Panama face COVID-19 fears, lack of transport

Carmen was two days into an excruciating labour when she was carried to the nearest health clinic – three hours away – in a hammock held aloft by community members.

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Demand for counselling services spikes in Palestine amid COVID-19 lockdown

“Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that I will eventually wake up from, but the nightmare is never-ending and I do not know how much longer I can handle this,” T.C.* told UNFPA.

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Dignity kits bring hygiene supplies to vulnerable communities in pandemic-affected area of the Gambia

As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs much of the world, health authorities in The Gambia are working to prevent its transmission across the country’s borders.

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A matter of life and death for Yemen’s women and girls as funding dries up

UNFPA has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive health care in 140 out of 180 health facilities.

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