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Midwife nancy and baby Noelia
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May 5, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., baby Noelia with a birthweight of 2.5kgs let out her first cry inside the UNFPA tent, serving as temporary maternity ward at the regional referral hospital in Mananjary, Vatovavy region - the main structure having been destroyed during the passage of the Batsirai and Emnati cyclones at the beginning of the year. The birth of this baby girl was assisted by midwife Marie Nancy Christiane, who...
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Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of UNFPA’s flagship 2022 State of World Population report, released today. Such pregnancies represent a global failure to uphold basic human rights.
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More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them, displacement will bring increased vulnerability to violence, sexual abuse and exploitation. A lack of access to healthcare in these situations puts their lives at risk.

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