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17 October 2016
KILIFI, Kenya – Decades ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai was pregnant with her second child in the small village of Kidutani. The area was poor and isolated – her nearest neighbour was 3 kilometres away – and... Read more
14 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2016 To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the... Read more
14 October 2016
Dispatch
KIWAYUU, Coastal Kenya - The story of mother-of-six Aisha Tiro Bahero, 30, is not only one of resilience and determination, but also of how access to maternal and child health services is critical in... Read more
11 October 2016
Dispatch
NAMPULA, Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita,... Read more
7 October 2016
Press Release
The United Nations Population Fund receives a US$6.5 million grant from Dutch Government to strengthen commodity supply chain system and enhance access to care for SGBV survivors in the provinces of... Read more
5 October 2016
Dispatch
BENTIU, South Sudan – Nyador Dagey, 35, was three months pregnant and bleeding from a gunshot wound when she fled her village in Rubkona County, in South Sudan’s Unity State, last March. The... Read more
4 October 2016
Dispatch
GOKWE NORTH DISTRICT, Zimbabwe – After completing her nursing training at Kwekwe Hospital, Sister Violet Makaza, 29, decided to do more specialist training supported by UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more
28 September 2016
At the age of fifteen, Anna wanted to become a famous singer. The youngest of seven girls, all of her sisters were married off at an early age, most of them because they were pregnant, and she... Read more
23 September 2016
Dispatch
JUBA, South Sudan – Since the July outbreak of violence in South Sudan, UN-protected camps in the capital have seen a spike in displaced people seeking shelter. The surge has compounded demands at... Read more

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