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21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

his report takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, which calls for countries to do everything possible to protect the lives and futures of all women, children and adolescents. It follows the approach used for the

State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 report, but focuses on 21 of the 23 countries in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) East and Southern Africa region.

01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She did not think it would be this way. When she learned, eight months ago, that she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were living comfortably in the village of Milambo.

30 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

KASAI, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – When Jacqueline Lusambo fell pregnant with her second child 8 months ago, not once did it occur to her that she would be forced to see the pregnancy to term in the bush without her husband.

At the time, the young mother was living comfortably with her husband, her grandmother and her 1-year-old boy in her village, Milambo, around 50 kilometres from Kananga, the capital city of Kasai Central.

Jacqueline is 18 years old. She was married at age 15 to a man twice her age; child marriage is common in these parts of the DR Congo.

25 Aug 2017 description

Le Sous-Cluster sur les violences basées sur le genre (SC-VBG) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a conduit à Kananga (26 mai - 05 juin 2017), Mbuji-Mayi (14 - 21 juillet) et Tshikapa (21 - 28 juillet 2017) des missions d’évaluations sur la réponse globale aux violences basées dans les communautés affectées par les conséquences de la crise dans la région du Kasaï.

10 Aug 2017 description

Au cours du 1er semestre 2017, 4763 cas de violences basées sur le genre ont été assistés dans les structures de prise en charge de la RDC, selon la base de données nationale. Avec 55% des cas, on note que c’est au Nord-Kivu que les incidents sont les plus rapportés. En effet, les acteurs de terrain qui contribuent au système national de collecte des données sont nombreux dans cette province. A cela, il faut ajouter les informations récoltées lors des évaluations du Sous-cluster sur les violences basées sur le genre (VBG) entre mai et juillet 2017 au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

01 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

BETOU, Republic of Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village crowded with refugees from neighbouring countries.

31 May 2017 description

Overview: This document presents Asylum Seekers population statistics of Congolese recently pre-registred in the provincial capital of Dundo and surroundings in Lunda Norte Province. The complex emergency in Kasai Central Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) began with the violent uprising of a local militia (Kamuina Nsapu) in August 2016. Since then the crisis has spread to provinces of Kasai, Eastern Kasai and Lomami.

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

09 Nov 2016 description


Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.

07 Oct 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 5 October 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, signed a grant agreement of US$6.5 million with the Government of the Netherlands today.

The funding is expected to strengthen the commodity supply chain system and enhance access to quality comprehensive medical and psychosocial care for survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in the provinces of North and South Kivu.