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Friends of UNFPA Announces Amanda Seller as Executive Director

May 28, 2020 Friends of UNFPA, the official U.S.-based nonprofit for UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency,
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Protecting seasonal workers in Turkey’s tent settlements from COVID-19

MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her family struggles to maintain
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Telling her story: five women on the debilitating impact of obstetric fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most dangerous and most misunderstood birth injuries.   It occurs when a woman experiences prolonged labor–often for several days-
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Pandemic heightens vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities who require reproductive health care

UNITED NATIONS, New York/FRANCISTOWN, Botswana, RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination, high rates of gender-based violence,
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COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

SANA’A, Yemen – On 10 April, Yemen announced its first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. Since then, 34 more cases and 7 deaths have
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Motherhood during Coronavirus

Becoming a mother can be a scary experience in the best of times, but motherhood during coronavirus comes with intense fear and safety concerns.   Every day, over
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Ethiopia’s midwives grapple with the COVID-19 while ensuring safe delivery

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Today Ethiopia has more than 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a fact that has placed the country’s midwives
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UNFPA cares for healthcare workers during coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives, but it has left the elderly, pregnant women, and frontline healthcare workers especially vulnerable.   The
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Pandemic threatens communities ravaged by war and crisis, global support needed

16 April 2020 AZRAQ CAMP, Jordan/HOMS, Syria/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I invested the first four days of the lockdown calling
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UNFPA’s Work with the Elderly

COVID-19 has left many people vulnerable to infection and death, with the elderly among the most affected. Horrific stories of
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Stories From the Field

A matter of life and death for Yemen’s women and girls as funding dries up

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Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

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Safe birth services save lives, prevent childbirth injury in Tanzania

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

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Silent solutions available to quarantined survivors of domestic violence

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

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Pandemic complicates humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and surrounding countries

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In Nepal, COVID-19 turning pregnancy excitement into fear

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Indigenous, Afro-Honduran communities join together to fight pandemic

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COVID-19 strikes Yemen as humanitarian funding dries up

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