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Up a tree and eight months pregnant: A woman’s ordeal in the Malawi floods

NSANJE, Malawi – Alimanda awoke to the roar of floodwater rushing into her home. She roused her four children and hurried them into a nearby tree, and, as the water rose around her, she struggled to climb into its…

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3,000th baby born at UNFPA-supported clinic in Zaatari refugee camp

ZAATARI, Jordan – When little Obada was welcomed into the world on 6 March, he became the 3,000th baby born at a UNFPA-supported clinic in the Zaatari camp in Jordan. Some 83,500 Syrian refugees are living in the…

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Putting human rights at the heart of reproductive health

UNITED NATIONS, New York/PANAMA CITY, Panama – Health leaders from around the world convened at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, to highlight the need to ensure human rights are integrated into family planning…

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Flooding, landslides devastate Muhuta, Burundi

MUHUTA, Burundi – “We are here homeless, without food because our fields were destroyed, no cover for the night, nothing… God has forgotten us,” said Vincent Hakizimana, a resident in Muhuta, a commune in western…

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One year after Chibok kidnapping, one girl recounts surviving Boko Haram

One year ago, 276 schoolgirls were seized by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, a town in north-eastern Nigeria. Since the kidnapping, 57 girls have escaped. The fate of the other 219 remains unknown.

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Responding to the needs of communities terrorized by Boko Haram

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram insurgents.

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10 things you didn’t know about the world’s population

UNITED NATIONS, New York – These 10 little-known facts about the world population shine a light on the state of global development and human rights. Together, they show signs of enormous progress – but not enough. Too…

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Eliminating FGM one midwife at a time

It was 9 p.m. when a little girl arrived in critical condition at the teaching hospital in Hargeisa. She had been bleeding all day after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Vanuatu’s Cyclone Pam highlights need for access to family planning

PORT VILA, Vanuatu – “Life belongs to me,” said Katherine Silas, explaining why she was seeking family planning services at the Vanuatu Family Health Association in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.…

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