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World Population Day 2015: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies in Asia-Pacific

On this World Population Day, UNFPA puts the spotlight on vulnerable populations in emergencies, focusing on our work in responding to the rights and needs of women and girls in emergecy settings, helping them maintain their dignity, securing their safety, and restoring their access to sexual and reproductive health care. more

After months adrift at sea, Asia's most vulnerable migrants receive crucial protection and reproductive health care from UNFPA

KUALA CANGKOI, Aceh, Indonesia - Amid the crisis of refugees at sea in Southeast Asia, UNFPA is providing essential reproductive health care services and helping to ensure the protection needs of ethnic Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshi women and girls. The migrants arrived on the northeastern coast of Aceh, Indonesia, after a failed attempt to reach Malaysia or Australia.
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From tsunami survivor to heroic midwife

ACEH JAYA, Indonesia – The morning of 26 December, 2004, started out like any other Sunday for Nur Asiah. The midwife and mother of two was up early washing clothes outside her house in a coastal village in the district of Aceh Jaya. But her weekend routine was abruptly interrupted when a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra. more

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Special Event for World Population Day 2015: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies

BANGKOK, Thailand — Humanitarian crises - whether caused by natural disasters or conflict - always affect women and girls the most. At times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. On World Population Day 2015, UNFPA Asia-Pcific is a hosting a high-level panel discussion featuring truly compelling real-life stories of humanitarian response, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. more

The wait is over for safe births in rural Cambodia

KRATIE PROVINCE, Cambodia – When pregnant women need emergency care in Cambodia’s rural Kratie Province, help is often out of reach. The 11,000 square km province is served by just one major highway. It is also split in half by the Mekong River, separating many from life-saving care. more
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Surviving Haiyan: A Celebration of Women's Resilience

Women and girls are among the most vulnerable populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013 in the Philippines. This video tells the story of some of these women and documents how they survived and moved on with the support of the United Nations Population Fund and partners through targeted interventions on reproductive health and prevention of gender-based violence.

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12:16 min. May 2015
Midwives save lives, it’s that simple

Midwives, nurses, physicians and regional midwifery associations join government and UN representatives from across Asia-Pacific to speak about the challenges and opportunities facing midwifery and the crucial role of midwives in the region.

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2:49 min. January 2014
UNFPA's Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

UNFPA works to meet the needs of women and girls affected by crises, promoting safe motherhood, addressing sexual violence and preventing unwanted pregnancies, as well as helping countries prepare for future humanitarian emergencies.

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2:45 min. January 2014
UNFPA: Creating a Better World for Young People

Young people face many challenges such as lack of access to education, poor working conditions, ill-health and violations of their human rights.

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