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Fact Sheet for United Nations Population Fund

Homepage: http://www.unfpa.org/
Description: UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
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First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 2 reports

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First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

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First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

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First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 3 reports

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First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 3 reports

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Source: UN Population FundCountry: Iraq, Saudi Arabia Medical and other assistance delivered in affected areas UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorates, the humanitarian needs of women and youth are multiplying. ...
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