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21 February 2021

Supporting pregnant and lactating women in typhoon-hit Catanduanes

Catanduanes, The Philippines -- "We felt the strength of the typhoon, around 2 AM. We heard the howling of the wind; its strength was uprooting trees and unroofing houses,” said Jessa, as she... Read more

11 November 2020

United Nations Population Fund Philippines and World Vision partner to assist pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and women with disabilities in Rolly-stricken Catanduanes

BICOL REGION, The Philippines -- Following the devastating impact of super typhoon Rolly (international name  “Goni”) in the island province of Catanduanes, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund... Read more

11 October 2020

Mother and daughter seek to end the practice of child marriage

MARAWI CITY, The Philippines – “What? I’m getting married today?” This was Mimah’s reaction when she found out she was getting married on the same day of her wedding. When she was 17, her uncle... Read more

21 September 2020

A Filipino mother from conflict-ridden Maguindanao determined to save fellow women from violence

SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUINDANAO, The Philippines – Bullet-riddled houses.  Mosques damaged by exploding artillery shells.  The old provincial capital city, home to some 30,000 people, cannot still erase... Read more

14 August 2020

Significant rise in maternal deaths and unintended pregnancies feared because of COVID-19, UNFPA and UPPI study shows

MANILA, the Philippines -- The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted family planning and maternal and newborn health services globally, and in the Philippines to these indirect effects may significantly... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to... Read more

11 August 2020

New Zealand will provide 13.1 million Peso grant to UNFPA project in BARMM to protect and ensure the health and rights of women and young people for sustained peace

MANILA, The Philippines,  10 August 2020 --- The government of New Zealand will provide the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Philippines with a grant amounting to 400,000 New Zealand... Read more

9 August 2020

Father’s hope stronger for his daughter’s recovery from emergency-induced mental illness, with UNFPA support

MAKILALA, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines -- Inside the earthquake-cracked residence of the Hayods family, Martin’s 15-year-old daughter Lyka* is now always looking straight at him, hurling words... Read more

8 August 2020

UNFPA’s CERF project helped pregnant mothers in Mindanao to survive earthquakes and COVID-19

KIDAPAWAN CITY, NORTH COTABATO, The Philippines – The progression of pregnancy or childbirth does not wait for a recovery from a natural disaster or a pandemic --- a 30-year-old Margie Betil... Read more

22 July 2020

Female ex-combatant finds new purpose

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – “Before BARMM, the purpose of my life was mainly to support the combatants.  Now, it is different,” says Ms. Norkisa Mangaho, a 48-year old former member of the Bangsamoro... Read more