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Giving birth under a bridge during a hurricane in Honduras

3 June 2021 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Fabiola Ulloa, 23, gave birth under the bridge where she had taken shelter from a raging hurricane. Six months later, she is still there, with her new baby, partner, and 3-year-old son, living in a tent beside the road.  “My sister and I...
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Serving survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

19 May 2021 BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo – “We waited for hours in the distribution point until they finally told us to go home. Hungry and empty-handed, I walked with three other women and two little girls. It was dusk, and I heard the little girls scream....

The Future of Family Planning

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 218 million women didn’t have access to family planning. But because of coronavirus, an additional 12 million women have lost access to family planning.   Right now, every single one of these women must have the lifesaving care and supplies that are their right.   Throughout the pandemic, communities around the world have adapted to lockdown restrictions and supply...

Before, during, and after crisis: UNFPA’s ongoing work in Palestine

In April and May 2021, Palestinians endured airstrikes that destroyed homes, took down electricity systems, and left hundreds dead including dozens of women and children. The violence was especially intense in Gaza and the city of Jerusalem. In Gaza, 75,000 people fled their homes for safety. Tragically, for thousands of Palestinians injured by the violence or during migration, help may be hard to find. The World Health Organization reported over 90 attacks on health care facilities.  ...

New Moms, No Matter What

UNFPA provides crucial care to pregnant women, like prenatal care and safe delivery. But did you know that UNFPA also cares for new mothers after they’ve given birth? The first few days, weeks, and even year of a baby’s life are critical for the health of both the mother and baby. In...

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