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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

In remote Mongolia, telemedicine connects pregnant women to faraway care

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – Not long ago, 22-year-old Enkhtsetseg would have had to travel for nearly two days to reach treatment for serious pregnancy complications. Maternal health specialists were available only in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar – about 1,000 km from her home in Gobi-Altai Province. But thanks to the country’s Telemedicine Network, she has been able to receive specialist care through a computer screen. more

As monsoon looms, UNFPA and partners scale up mobile camps, prioritize remote areas

RASUWA DISTRICT, Nepal - Ishwari Dangol lost her seven year old son in the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on 25 April. She was also seven months pregnant at the time and has since had to deal both with the trauma of her shattering loss and the challenges of accessing antenatal care. more
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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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5:36 min. December 2013
Keeping Displaced Women Safe and Healthy

Tens of thousands of Philippine women and girls made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. UNFPA is providing reproductive health care and working to prevent gender-based violence

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