UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar

AMBOASARY/GRAND SUD, Madagascar – Just weeks away from delivering her fifth child, Homoroe Haova, 33, looked down at her stomach and smiled, reassured she could give birth safely as well as feed her children in the coming weeks. Homoroe was among 800 women who had waited in line all…

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Ukrainian refugees build new lives far from home

MEDYKA, Poland Ivanna was four months pregnant when she and her two children fled their home. She left behind everything she knew in Ukraine, including where to access maternal health care. She also left behind her 65-year-old father, who wished to stay. Their destination was Antwerp, Belgium, where…

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A fresh start for women sanitation workers in India

PATNA, India – “When we wear our uniforms, people recognize us and we feel a sense of pride. They say –  just look at what these women have achieved and the work they are doing… They have left the men behind.” Rani, 28, lives with her husband, two children,…

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News & Reports

From California to Ukraine: Empowering Women and Girls

Girls’ Power Association (GPA) of Santa Monica College has partnered with Friends of UNFPA to deliver lifesaving sexual and reproductive
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Safe and Sound in Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees 

Every soon-to-be mom wants her birth to be smooth and for her and the baby to be healthy. But for
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Free maternal health services are a lifeline to expectant mothers in Yemen

On her way to the health center to give birth, Hailah almost fell off the back of a borrowed motorbike
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Women and Girls at Risk in Ukraine Emergency

Numbers as of April 6, 2022 UNFPA is deeply concerned about the war in Ukraine. Over 10 million people –
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Another Year of War: Stories from the Syrian Diaspora

Syria has entered its 11th year of war. Over 13 million Syrians have had to leave their homes—and about half
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Women and youth take climate action in Malawi

NKHATA BAY, Malawi Had village elders not intervened in stopping her parents from marrying her off at 13, Catherine would
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Las niñas y adolescentes merecen tener un futuro seguro y brillante.

El 95 por ciento de los embarazos adolescentes se producen en niñas y adolescentes que están fuera del sistema educativo.
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Iraqi Youth Turn an ISIL Prison into a Space for Healing 

Peeling paint. Shattered windows. Piles of bricks and tiles layered with dust. This was what youth activists in Iraq’s Anbar
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Girls and adolescents deserve to have a safe and bright future!

95 percent of adolescent pregnancies occur in girls and adolescents outside the educational system. Learn more about initiatives from the
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As Fighting Escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA Warns of the Impact on Women and Girls

UNFPA is deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict in Ukraine, and the humanitarian needs will dramatically escalate. We have
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Stories From the Field

Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health

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Three women, three stories: Picking up the pieces of lives broken by obstetric fistula

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5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula

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Family health houses save lives, employ women, in rural Afghanistan

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Women and girls’ rights are an unseen casualty of the crisis in Syria

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Ukraine crisis rooms, created for survivors of domestic violence, now house survivors of war

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8 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

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Empowering and investing in midwives could save millions of lives each year

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UNFPA and WFP join forces to meet soaring reproductive health and nutrition needs in southern Madagascar

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5 things to know about motherhood

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Videos

Aroud The World with Dennia Gayle from UNFPA Ethiopia

Dennia Gayle, UNFPA’s Country Representative in Ethiopia spoke with Roger Nokes, Friends of UNFPA’s Communications Director, on what motivates her,
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