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23 January 2021
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Cyclone Eloise makes landfall in disaster-impacted Sofala Province in Mozambique

SOFALA, Mozambique—In the early hours of 23 January, Cyclone Eloise – a category two storm bringing winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour – made landfall in Sofala Province in central Mozambique, an... Read more

20 January 2021
Statement

Joint UN statement on humanitarian crisis and escalating violence in Northern Mozambique

Joint Statement on Mozambique by United Nations Regional Directors for East and Southern Africa The United Nations is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis and escalating violence... Read more

19 January 2021
Press Release

UN Directors for East and Southern Africa to address media on deteriorating humanitarian situation in Northern Mozambique

MEDIA ADVISORY JOHANNESBURG – Voicing their extreme concern about the dire humanitarian and food security situation in northern Mozambique, brought on by escalating violence and displacement of more... Read more

19 January 2021
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Providing essential support to ensure the health and dignity of women and girls fleeing violent conflict in Mozambique

PEMBA, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique—“I came with nothing. Nothing at all,” said Amina Daúde, 25, who travelled by boat to Pemba with her husband and three children to flee the escalating violence in... Read more

15 January 2021
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Midwife inspired by health workers as a sick child goes the extra mile to save pregnant women's lives in COVID-19

SIOMA DISTRICT, Western Province, Zambia—When Moses Nkosi fell ill and was taken to hospital as a child, he was inspired by the health workers who attended him to follow in their footsteps. Achieving... Read more

13 January 2021
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Breaking the silence that led to a high teenage pregnancy rate in a Kenyan county

KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya—The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a... Read more

22 December 2020
Statement

Season’s Greetings from the East and Southern Africa Region

We have come to the end of a year that challenged our plans, strategies, and programme delivery but also inspired new ways of working and fresh solutions to reaching our goals. The far-reaching... Read more

21 December 2020
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Art joins the march for equity, with no one left behind

Renowned artists from East and Southern Africa joined hands with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, to celebrate the anniversary of the Nairobi Summit and reaffirm the... Read more

9 December 2020
Statement

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any... Read more

4 December 2020
Press Release

Traditional leaders innovate to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa

COTLA, the Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa, in association with UN Women and UNFPA The Role of Traditional Leaders in Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights JOHANNESBURG, South... Read more

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