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Reproductive health supplies airlifted into quake-shattered Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK – UNFPA and partner agencies have airlifted more than 125 tons of life-saving supplies to earthquake-shattered parts of Haiti. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Haiti on August 14 killed more than 2,200 people. It injured more than 12,260 people and left 650,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. Many...
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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...

Can family planning reduce poverty? These women think so.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, decades of progress were reversed in the effort to eliminate extreme poverty. Women were hit particularly hard, with 9.1% more women living in poverty because of the pandemic. And just when it could have had the greatest impact, one tool for combatting poverty was disrupted: family planning.   42...

Survivors of sexual violence in conflict, no matter what

This story contains accounts and descriptions of sexual violence, including toward children. Please use caution when reading and sharing.  Women’s bodies are not a battlefield. But in case after case, sexual violence has been used as a tactic of war to destroy families, plague communities with fear, and wreak havoc on the bodies and minds of women...

A new partnership between Friends of UNFPA and FreeWill

Click here to establish your vision for the future. We at Friends of UNFPA are so appreciative of your ongoing support. You ensure the health, dignity, and future potential of women and girls throughout the world whose lives are impacted by UNFPA services. During August, which is National...

One mother and six babies die in childbirth every two hours in Yemen

As funding runs out, help us keep one of the few remaining clinics open over the holidays.