Supporting safe birth amid deteriorating situation in Afghanistan

DAIKUNDI, Afghanistan  The delivery of reproductive health services, including safe birth, was seriously affected by the worsening situation in Afghanistan. Najaba, 36, experienced firsthand how the dangers of pregnancy collided with rising insecurity. A mother of four from Zaradnay Village, Najaba visited the district hospital just before her…

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Midwives continue to deliver amid uncertainty in Afghanistan

NEW YORK, United Nations/Afghanistan – Even before the current humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the maternal health situation. Pregnant women faced one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Today, “humanitarian catastrophe looms”, said UNFPA’s Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at a high-level meeting at United Nations Headquarters. Forty years of conflict, chronic poverty,…

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At high-level UN meeting, Afghan women call for support

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “My country is in a humanitarian crisis,” said Yalda Royan, an Afghan women’s rights advocate. She spoke ahead of a high-level meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, held at the United Nations on Monday. “Eighteen million Afghans are in need of humanitarian aid, the majority…

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News & Reports

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2021 in Review

The past year has been difficult for all of us. And just when it looked like we might be over
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Emergency help is a phone call away for midwives in Afghanistan

Kabul, AFGHANISTAN  One evening in August, Firoza, a 34-year-old mother of five, was rushed to a UNFPA family health house.
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Super Typhoon Rai: Women and Girls Can’t Wait

Super Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines on Thursday leaving hundreds dead and more than 400,000 displaced. Known locally in the Philippines as
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Supporter Spotlight: Riley Cappellucci

In this season of giving, we spoke with Riley Cappellucci, a new mom and supporter of Friends of UNFPA, who shares the joys and challenges
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Midwives, No Matter What

In the United States, nearly all births take place at hospitals staffed with teams of doctors and nurses. In this setting, midwives might
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In post-quake Haiti, rebuilding lives and welcoming new ones

L’ASILE, Nippes department, Haiti – On the grounds of the Hôpital de Référence Communautaire de l’Asile in the southwest, Désir
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Women and Girls Are Still Being Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic: How You Can Give Hope This Holiday Season

We’re coming into the second winter of the COVID-19 pandemic and, despite some uncertainty with breakthrough cases and the new Omicron variant, things are looking up.  The
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The Uneven Consequences of Climate Change: COP26, Women, Girls, and the Costs of Inaction

Climate change multiplies existing inequalities and hits people facing the greatest challenges hardest. In many, many cases, this means women and girls.   At
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Turning Cold: The Impact of Winter Weather on Women’s Reproductive Health and Rights

When you think of places like Afghanistan, Syria, or Iraq, you might picture expansive deserts and a burning sun. But in reality, much
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The Democratic Republic of Congo, No Matter What

This article contains stories of sexual assault, including toward children. Please take care when reading. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is
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Stories From the Field

Women refugees bear the brunt of Ethiopia’s forgotten crisis in Gambella

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For gender-based violence survivors in Palestine, a little assistance goes a long way

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Fighting for justice against gender-based violence in Madagascar

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A fresh start for women sanitation workers in India

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In this refugee camp, midwives have delivered over 14,000 babies with zero maternal deaths

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Game-changing app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya

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Adolescents with questions find answers via live-streamed sexuality education in China

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In Pakistan’s remote areas, midwives ensure care beyond safe birth

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Emergency help is a phone call away for midwives in Afghanistan

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2021: A look back at a year of assistance amidst adversity

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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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