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Women in Mongolia escape domestic violence during pandemic

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – When Dulam* first sought help from a center in northern Mongolia, she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. For years, she had experienced violence by her husband – as had her four children, aged 2-16. Dulam, now 38, hid the violence from family and friends for...
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Yemenis, No Matter What

UNFPA has been providing sexual and reproductive health care to the Yemeni people despite intense challenges and a funding shortfall. Keep reading to learn more about what is going on in Yemen. Situation overview  Conflict in Yemen began in 2011. Then-President Ali Abdullah Saleh gave his office to his deputy, Abdrabbuh Mansour...
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2021: The Challenges Ahead

No one expected 2020 to turn out the way it did. But now, with several vaccines approved for use, the end of the COVID-19 pandemic could be in sight. However, challenges still remain.  We don’t yet know how long the vaccines will immunize us from coronavirus. We also don’t know when the next...
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UNFPA's "Cash for Protection" program helps single mother survive abuse

4 minute read The rainy season has come again in Tulanan, a city in The Philippines. For single mother Sarah, it brings back bitter memories.  Keeping an eye on her store and her two young children, aged three and one, Sarah remembers the pain her partner put her through and...
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Hindsight is 2020: Looking back on a year of humanitarian emergencies

No humanitarian emergency quite dominated our news cycles, personal relationships, work life, or health quite like coronavirus in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic overturned much of what we thought we knew: that our friends and neighbors are responsible; that, in times of crisis, communities band together; or that our loved ones are safe.  But...
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