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Cyclone Pam cripples sexual and reproductive health services in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, Vanuatu/SUVA, Fiji – Sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and antenatal care, urgently need to be restored in Vanuatu following the massive destruction caused by Cyclone Pam. UNFPA estimates some 6,700 women in the country are pregnant, and some 900 will face dangerous complications in the next nine months. more

Thousands of pregnant women require care in cyclone-slammed Vanuatu

SUVA, Fiji/UNITED NATIONS, Bangkok – Four days after Cyclone Pam cut a path of destruction across Vanuatu, the full scale of the devastation has yet to be determined. The Category Five storm damaged an estimated 90 per cent of structures on the main island of Efate, and Shefa Province has declared a state of emergency. more

UNFPA ensuring reproductive health coverage for women and girls in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

SUVA, Fiji - The United Nations Population Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) has committed up to $35 million VATU and will provide essential emergency reproductive health supplies towards United Nations Cyclone Pam recovery efforts, together with the Government of Vanuatu. more

Stepping up efforts to support cyclone-hit Vanuatu

BANGKOK, Thailand - As the government of Vanuatu assesses the devastation wrought by Cylone Pam, UNFPA and other UN agencies and partners are supporting the Pacific island-nation in a variety of ways. Vanuatu has appealed for international assistance on a significant scale. more

In disasters, women are the backbone of resilience

The rising frequency and impact of natural disasters is a clear sign of our changing world. It is also a warning for us to better prepare to reduce the risks that people might face. We need better management of land and the environment and to improve our preparedness and early warning systems. more
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UNFPA: Sexual Health for Young People - Let's Make it Happen!

In the Asia-Pacific region, there are over 6 million adolescent pregnancies each year; nearly 4 million unsafe abortions among young women, and half a million young people living with HIV. What can we do to ensure young people have better sexual and reproductive lives?
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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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