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Imprisoned, quarantined women need hygiene supplies in El Salvador

Women in prisons rely on hygiene items supplies delivered by relatives during visitation days – which have halted due to the global pandemic.

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Pandemic threatens communities ravaged by war and crisis, global support needed

“During my visits, I saw a woman being beaten by her husband during the curfew,” a Syrian outreach worker said.

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When quarantine is unsafe: Domestic violence survivors seek help in Ukraine

For too many women, safety from the virus is not safety from violence.

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Ethiopia's midwives grapple with the COVID-19 while ensuring safe delivery

“Midwives cannot maintain physical distance with a labouring mother like in other wards, making them too prone to acquiring infection with the virus.”

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Infection-control supplies delivered to Viet Nam maternal health facilities amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health experts in Viet Nam are calling for efforts to ensure continuous access to maternal health care amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Delivering triplets in war-torn Yemen, under shadow of pandemic

“We also kept hearing on the television about a new virus called corona that is killing people in many countries," said Aisha Hussain Sibtan. “I was even scared to go to the hospital."

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Bangladesh midwives continue saving lives as country responds to pandemic

When a young woman arrived at this Dhaka hospital with deadly post-partum haemorrhage, midwives did not have time to assess whether she might have COVID-19.

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COVID-19 affects Ukraine health systems already compromised by conflict

As the number of COVID-19 cases nears 1,500 in Ukraine, UNFPA is urgently distributing medical kits containing disinfectant and personal protective equipment.

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Gender-based violence spikes amid pandemic, shelters need support

Kosovo has seen a 17 per cent increase in gender-based violence. One city recorded a 100 per cent increase.

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