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6 July 2021
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Tigray conflict decimates maternal health services, overwhelms health workers

SHIRE, Tigray, Ethiopia – “When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun to reach safety and protection,” said Merhawit... Read more

29 June 2021
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Rape as a strategy of war: demanding protection and justice for the women and girls of Tigray

Opinion Editorial by Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa The 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of... Read more

16 June 2021
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UNFPA celebrated End Fistula Day with partners

A High Level Event organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, UNFPA and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia was held today to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.  The event was held... Read more

7 June 2021
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UN WOMEN and UNFPA scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian response in Tigray

Mekelle - Tigray, Ethiopia – “As humanitarians, we have a collective duty to do no harm and protect the communities we serve from any form of sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Ms. Dennia Gayle,... Read more

1 June 2021
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Ambulance procured with Danish funding handed-over by UNFPA

UNFPA today handed over an ambulance to the Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was purchased with the generous funding of the Government of Denmark as part of a humanitarian-peace-development... Read more

19 May 2021
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Urgent funding needed to assist survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Tigray

Tigray, Ethiopia – “I was running from place to place without food or shelter. I was in fear all the time... There was no safe place for me until I got to the safe house,” 22-year-old Selam*... Read more

18 May 2021
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UNFPA handed-over ambulances and kits purchased with funding from KOICA

UNFPA today handed-over two ambulances to the Gedeo and West Guji Zones of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples and Oromia Regions respectively. The ambulances were purchased with the... Read more

5 May 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Midwife 5 May 2021     Every day in every part of the world, midwives... Read more

5 May 2021
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A midwife serving mothers with passion amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Midwife Melese Ayalew safely delivered the baby of Efrah Ahmed at the Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital in Harar where he has been serving for the past 6 years. Melese’s passion is to help... Read more

26 April 2021
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UNFPA and IOM coordinate High Level donor visit to Tigray

A high level delegation composed of the Ambassadors of Canada, Finland and Japan as well as senior officials of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, IOM and UNFPA in Ethiopia paid a visit to the... Read more

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