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So Many Mouths to Feed: Addressing High Fertility in Famine-Stricken Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia– In Dabke camp for internally displaced persons in Mogadishu, Muno Abukar shares a tent with her eight children. Fleeing the famine, the family left their home in Lower Shabelle five months ago.

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Learning to Love the Female Condom in Uganda

NEBBI, Uganda — Hundreds of women from all walks of life gathered in a school field here recently to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Technology to the Rescue: Innovative Tools for Responding to Disaster

The world is connected as never before. Radio reaches even the most remote and vulnerable, and the number of mobile phones has grown exponentially over the past decade.

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Talking Census Under the Baobob Tree

BUYU, Zanzibar — In this picturesque village on the outskirts of Zanzibar Town,  UNFPA programme officers joined colleagues from the Office of the Chief Statistician in Zanzibar to learn more about the pilot census…

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UNFPA Executive Director Addresses Sun Valley Film Festival

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, last week visited Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was the key guest of honour at the Fifth Family of Women Film Festival.

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Two UNFPA Projects for Men Selected as Part of the 'Women Deliver 50'

Two UNFPA-supported projects dealing with men have been voted as among the 'Women Deliver 50' most inspiring ideas or solutions in terms of delivering for women.

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Women are the Fabric, Quilts Reflect their Strength

UNITED NATIONS, New York --- Everywhere in the world, women weave and mend the social fabric of family and community as well as clothing and textiles. Quilts, a traditionally female art form, often also serve as…

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Thirteen Ways of Delivering for Rural Women

The challenge of delivering for rural women is a critical issue for UNFPA as it works to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted and every childbirth is safe.

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Saving Women’s Lives in Rural Ethiopia by Task-Shifting Procedures to Clinicians

TIGRAY REGION, Ethiopia —  “We are all looking to you to be a window of hope to reduce the unnecessary death of mothers and newborns during pregnancy and delivery in rural Ethiopia,” said Dr.Tedros Adhanom, the Minister…

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