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Four months into the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the flow of refugees continues. More than 655,000 Rohingya people have fled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh since 25 August 2017. Settlements are overflowing and the concentration of refugees is amongst the densest globally. More than half the arrivals are women and girls. Already marginalized and vulnerable, they are bearing the brunt of the crisis. UNFPA is spearheading lifesaving efforts to respond to the acute health and protection needs of women and girls amid this crisis, as well as planning for the protracted situation ahead.

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Tips for Talking about Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings from UNFPA's Rohingya humanitarian response team in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 

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More than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have poured into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh since August 2017. The pace of new arrivals has made this the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, and the concentration of refugees is now amongst the densest globally. The Rohingya crisis is largely feminized. Over half of the refugees are women and girls – they are the focus of UNFPA’s humanitarian response.

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Worlds Apart - Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

What do economic inequality and family planning have in common? The surprising link between the two is explored in the State of World Population 2017, the flagship report of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. 

 

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UNFPA, other UN agencies and NGOs have jointly called for $US 434 million to reach a 1.2 million affected population - inlcuding new arrivals, previous arrivals, host community, and anticipated arrivals -  in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh until Febraury 2018. Here is the cross-sectoral plan to respond to the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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UNFPA Bangladesh and the Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance signed the 'Country Programme Action Plan' on June 19th, 2017, marking the official launch of UNFPA's 9th Country Programme in Bangladesh.

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Now more than ever, we must ensure that the marginalized, the forgotten—the ones often left behind—can exercise their fundamental human right to decide, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, when or how often to have children.

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The Sustainable Development Goals place an emphasis on making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In line with these goals I hope that policymakers, city planners, academics, development partners and civil society organization will find this report useful in anticipating and planning urbanization programs in a sustainable manner.

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The report provides an analytical review and policy recommendations on some of the key topics contained in the International Conference on Population and Development Plan of Action—beyond 2014.

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The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014: A Universal Pathway. A Woman’s Right to Health takes its inspiration from the United Nations Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative and his call to action in September 2013 to do everything possible to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and work towards the development and adoption of a post-2015 agenda based on the principle of universality. 

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