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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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Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

Menstruation is misunderstood and stigmatized around the world, a fact likely to worsen under the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are ten things you need to know about periods and the pandemic – and what the world needs to do…

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In Yemen and around the world, obstetric fistula strikes the most vulnerable women

Hundreds of thousands of women are living with obstetric fistula – a traumatic birth injury. And it could be worsening.

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Safe birth services save lives, prevent childbirth injury in Tanzania

Midwife Nuriat Koku Mtumbi remembers the day in March well: “It was raining heavily and Adimu* had delivered her baby on her way to our facility. “She was shielding herself under a tree” when she gave birth, Ms. Mtumbi…

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Silent solutions available to quarantined survivors of domestic violence

Oleksandra* was afraid to seek help, knowing her abuser might eavesdrop on her phone calls.

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With Yemen’s health system approaching a breaking point, displaced women sew face masks to protect community

With more than 130 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yemen, and dozens of deaths, the country is struggling to keep the full impact of the pandemic at bay, even as funds of life-sustaining health services are running out.

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Pandemic complicates humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and surrounding countries

News of the COVID-19 pandemic had not reached Horihanny Del Valle, a pregnant 16-year-old migrant from Venezuela, until a few weeks ago, when she heard about the coronavirus from friends. “I saw people talking about and…

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In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear

"I thought I was dying due to the long labour pains," said Maisarjaha Khatun. Her family struggled to find transport to the hospital.

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