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20 Nov 2017 description

TANDO MOHAMMAD KHAN/NAUSHAHARO FEROZE, Pakistan – Aashu Tresa, 32, remembers when becoming a mother was a life-or-death proposition.

When she was growing up, no one in her rural village, Misree Kolhi, gave birth under the care of a trained health worker. “Unskilled, untrained birth attendants were doing deliveries in our community. Some of the newborns died and some of the women had infections during deliveries,” she recounted.

Even now, the journey to motherhood remains a dangerous one in Pakistan.

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

28 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

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
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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
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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.

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
report UN Population Fund

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.

23 May 2016 description
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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.

09 Mar 2016 description

Overview of Displacement, Returns and Most Pressing Needs:

There are currently over 178,000 registered displaced families in KP/FATA, a majority of whom are from North Waziristan and South Waziristan Agency.

Regarding returns, the total number of families who signed a Voluntary Return Form (VRF) is over 125,000. Of this number, 17% are families headed by a female. It shall be noted, however, that even though people signed a VRF, this does not mean that they have actually returned to their places of origin.

03 Mar 2016 description

This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriage in eight countries of South Asia.

It starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers government, UN and civil society/NGO initiatives by country. A final matrix identifies key strategies per initiative. A number of policies, key studies, and national plans are included as well for a better understanding of the legal foundation of child marriage and adolescent empowerment work.

11 Nov 2015 description
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Islamabad, Pakistan - The importance of family planning underpinned by individual rights was a key theme at the 2015 Pakistan Population Summit, held in Islamabad on November 5-6 and organized by the Government of Pakistan with the support of the Population Council, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.

24 Aug 2015 description
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"Seven years ago I graduated from a midwifery course. My family agreed on my education to serve people and to take care of mothers and children", says Rahila Qasimi (25), a midwife working at the clinic based in the Gulan refugee camp in Khost province.

27 Oct 2014 description
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PUNJAB PROVINCE, Pakistan – When torrential rains flooded Asma Bibi’s village last month, the pregnant 18 year-old was fortunate enough to reach a rural health centre in the neighbouring Jhang District, where she received basic care and health supplies.

But not all expectant mothers were able to make it to higher ground. Recent floods in Pakistan’s Punjab province severely disrupted access to health centres across the region and many displaced people, including pregnant women, were unable to reach clinics to receive the care they need.

04 Oct 2014 description
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BANNU DISTRICT, Pakistan – When Farhat Begum heard that the ongoing military operations in North Waziristan had displaced more than one million people, she knew that it was time to come home.

Ms. Begum had been working as a midwife in Kabul, Afghanistan, but decided to return to Pakistan to help pregnant women displaced by the latest crisis in the north of the country. She joined the Mamashkel Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Clinic, one of three overburdened facilities supported by UNFPA and its partners in Bannu District.

28 Jul 2014 description
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Kiran Azeem Khan, 30, and her five children were forced to flee their home in Miran Shah, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, after military operations commenced there in late June. They left without money or supplies. Ms. Khan was also pregnant – and nearing her due date.

“I was extremely worried, as I left with nothing and had no money for hospital charges,” she said.

30 May 2013 description
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KUALA LUMPUR—A new level of partnership that will bring a significant boost in investment to family planning services in 13 countries, with a focus on vulnerable groups, particularly in areas affected by natural disasters and conflict, was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today at Women Deliver in Kuala Lumpur.

26 Feb 2013 description
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This report presents findings from a mapping initiative that aimed to capture how faith-based organizations respond to violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region. As a collaborative initiative between UNFPA and the Asia-Pacific Women Faith and Development Alliance (AP-WFDA), it sought to identify examples of strategies used by faith-based organizations. The report brings together the experiences of 58 organizations collected through an online survey, supplemented by in-depth interviews conducted with selected agencies.