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UNHCR

At the end of a 22-hour drive from their village in northern Bangladesh, a busload of textile workers parks in the pelting rain.

 

UNFPA

In today's world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

UN Women

UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Programme Yannick Glemarec is meeting high-level government officials, partners, donors, and women leaders from market vendor associations and civil society during his first official visit to Solomon Islands.

UNFPA

Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse - and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about five kilometres from the city of Marawi, in the Philippines, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups.

UN News Centre

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN's women's health agency.

UNFPA

"My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again," said Ahlam, a mother of two in Yemen, earlier this year.

WHO

Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45% of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute published today in The Lancet. The majority of unsafe abortions, or 97%, occurred in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

ReliefWeb

When Shakila* arrived at a UNFPA Women Friendly Space she was tired and traumatized. Having fled the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the 36-year-old Rohingya refugee needed urgent medical services for the sexual violence she had suffered.

UN News Centre

Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many - most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies - vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned

UNFPA

Yana, 25, was three months pregnant when she fell sick with cholera just days ago. "I was already suffering, but then I started bleeding, and the baby is gone now," she told UNFPA in one of the tent wards for cholera patients at a displacement camp outside Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's conflict-scarred Borno State.

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