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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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Pandemic heightens vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads around the world, the vulnerabilities and barriers faced by people with disabilities are only growing.

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Indigenous, Afro-Honduran communities join together to fight pandemic

As countries grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are among the most vulnerable, with many facing poverty, poor health-care access and limited information. In Honduras, members…

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COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

Health workers, already stretched to the limit by five years of grinding conflict, are sounding the alarm that the pandemic could spell catastrophe for the country.

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Free transport helps pregnant women in Madagascar safely deliver amid COVID-19 lockdown

Even under normal conditions, a minority of pregnant women in Madagascar give birth with the help of skilled health personnel.

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Protecting seasonal workers in Türkiye's tent settlements from COVID-19

Mobile health services bring information, health care to seasonal agricultural workers, many of whom are refugees.

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Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world

Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. But this month, as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the world, these celebrations arrive on a sombre note.

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