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20 Mar 2018 description

SUVA, 19 March 2018 – Government participants from ten countries in the Pacific region will work with experts this week from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children. 

20 Feb 2018 description

Situation overview

Tropical Depression (TD07) was named as Tropical Cyclone Gita on 10 February 2018. TC Gita started as a Cat 1 near Wallis and Futuna, passed through Samoa as a Cat 2 on 10 February, Niue on 11 February, Tonga as a Cat 4 on 12 February and the Southern Lau group of Fiji as Cat 4 on February 13.

25 Oct 2017 description

As of August 2017:

  • 30 out of 37 countries in the UNFPA Asia-Pacific region completed at least one violence against women (VAW) prevalence survey

  • 4 countries have completed more than one national VAW prevalence survey with comparable methods

  • 26 countries have national statistics on intimate partner violence

28 Feb 2017 description

Key facts, figures and examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

08 Feb 2017 description

Key facts, figures and examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

08 Feb 2017 description

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

05 Feb 2017 description

Today more than 75 per cent of people affected by humanitarian crises are women and children. And adolescents aged 10-19 years constitute a significant proportion of the population in many conflict and post-conflict settings.

In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA continues to provide life-saving services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and provide information, services and supplies for sexual and reproductive health as we work with partners to carry forward commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.

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

31 Dec 2016 description

At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services—including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care—are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many wom- en lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.

11 Dec 2016 description

OUR global village is in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls, a campaign period focused on promoting zero tolerance for this societal scourge.
Since 1991, the international campaign has been one of the most unifying action in this human rights issue with more than 3700 organisations in more than 160 countries actively participating annually in the campaign

23 Sep 2016 description

For Pacific island nations and her people, the evolving climatic realities now heavily influenced by a much warmer planet than we found it, is a stark reminder that at the end of the day, the human race shares one earth.

08 Jul 2016 description

Koro son returns as doctor overseeing recovery phase

MALAKAI Ranuve wasn't even five when his curiosity led to an injury which almost blinded him, but healed well enough from herbal medication to ensure he started school at Qalivakabau District School on his island, Koro, which was flattened by the February (2016) Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

23 May 2016 description

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It is also home to a number of long-running conflicts that exact a human toll. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the center of humanitarian response. Every year the number and frequency of disasters (whether natural or conflict-related) is increasing, with millions of people displaced from their homes.

01 Apr 2016 description

Today, more than 100 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, the highest number recorded since the end of World War II; natural disasters now affect around 200 million people per year.

A quarter of this 100 million estimate are women and girls between 15 to 46 years old (reproductive age), whose very survival require specificity of approach; pregnancies and childbirths adding to their vulnerabilities.

24 Mar 2016 description

Salote Naisau is a 32-year-old Malake woman expecting her third child who is due to make his entrance into this world on March 27, and being due this month means she has to come to the main referral hospital of her Ra Province every week.

Ms Naisau must catch as early a boat as possible from her Malake island, she would have been lucky if one of the village fishermen was planning on coming to the main land, to be in time for the school bus as one of the more regular bus services.

16 Mar 2016 description

Suva, Fiji – Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop underscored the importance of meeting the reproductive health needs of women and girls in Fiji's Cyclone relief efforts today, as the Pacific Island nation works to recover from the devastation wrought by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

14 Mar 2016 description

UNFPA Pacific, Suva, Fiji (March 13, 2016) - The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) has approved an allocation of about US$500,000.00 for the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, to support the latter's work in protection and emergency reproductive health issues.

08 Mar 2016 description

UNFPA Pacific, Suva, Fiji (March 8, 2016) - The Government of Australia has provided an additional AU$400,000.00 (FJ$629,000.00) to support the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, response to Cyclone Winston, addressing protection needs of women and girls through sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services.

UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative Dr Laurent Zessler said the monetary support from the Government of Australia was both timely and would be critical to action on the ground.

24 Feb 2016 description

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (February 24, 2016) - The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Pacific Sub-Regional Office has provided through the Fiji Ministry for Health and Medical Services a bulk of emergency dignity kits, which packed specifically for women to ensure reproductive health needs are addressed.

The provision of dignity kits immediately after events like Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston seeks to ensure that sexual and reproductive health concerns are considered and addressed as part of the first wave of response, at a time of competing interests and priorities.