Health and violence risks multiply for women and girls in Kenya as worst drought in 40 years takes hold
TURKANA COUNTY, Kenya– Chants of “Apei Apei ng’akankomwon ng’akan!” ring out from a group of women sitting under a tree. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Soaring violence, fuel crisis and a cholera outbreak: Haiti in the grip of a “humanitarian catastrophe”
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti– As protection, health-care and essential services break down, the violence and volatile political and economic crisis engulfing Haiti has rapidly deteriorated into what the UN (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under increasing conflict and climate crises, young people ’s mental health bears a heavy burden
UNITED NATIONS, New York– “I remember walking in the cold for a very long time, scared of the explosions and tanks passing near our house,” said 12-year-old Malina, who was forced to flee her hometow (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forced into early motherhood, a child rape survivor in the Comoros fights stigma to finish school
MORONI, The Comoros– “I followed him into the house. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Lao PDR, midwives provide life-saving and culturally competent care to the country ’s ethnic communities
LONG DISTRICT, Lao People ’s Democratic Republic– “In the past, Akha women gave birth without assistance and did not come to health centres. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women and girls in Pakistan need urgent health and protection services amid epic flood disaster
BALOCHISTAN, Pakistan– “I walked for about 35 kilometres while in labour because the floods had damaged the road between my village and the hospital,” said Bakhtnama Khairulla (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survivors of gender-based violence in Sri Lanka at risk as crucial protection services shutter
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka– “When there is domestic violence, women need to stay in a safe house.  But when one woman called me and asked for transport, I had to tell her we didn’t have enough funds to bring (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On the border between Brazil and Venezuela, safe spaces offer hope and information
RORAIMA, Brazil– “We’ve been told that our room conveys peace – the room and what is offered in it,” said Harlen Lamar. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“Giving up is not an option”: Hope for Afghans forced out of school
KABUL, Afghanistan– One year after the Taliban takeover, 17-year-old Mursal Fasihi is still in disbelief that she cannot  go back to school. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Denmark contributes $3.6 million to protect women and girls' health and rights in Ukraine and Moldova
UNITED NATIONS, New York - The Government of Denmark has contributed 25 million Danish Krone (US$3.6 million) to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, for its humanitarian r (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coming together to change social norms and stand against female genital mutilation in Ethiopia
BETITI, Ethiopia– “We asked around and found the woman who cuts girls in the village,” said 19-year-old Bereket Merihun. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Floods in Yemen upend lives for tens of thousands already fleeing brutal conflict
SANA ’A, Yemen– “The sky was full of clouds, then suddenly heavy rain washed away our shelters. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Dream and fight’: Afrodescendant nurse lifts up marginalized women in Costa Rica
LA PALMA/SAN, JOS É Costa Rica– “I want to be remembered as a woman of African descent who always dreamed and fought for what she wanted, despite her circ (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

After six months of war, physical and mental scars ravage generations across Ukraine
KYIV, Ukraine– “He winces at sharp sounds, maybe as a consequence of the first days after his birth. Why should he have to go through this?”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Front-line workers restore health, hope and humanity in the direst settings
Yemen/Bangladesh/Ukraine– “A few weeks ago, a pregnant woman called me late at night in desperate need of help,” Molok told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news