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23 September 2018

Getting to Zero Maternal Death: Bangladesh’s journey towards ensuring a maternal health protection act

Reliable and better notification of maternal deaths is essential for the successful diagnosis of barriers to care and formulation of targeted interventions to get to zero maternal deaths. Indeed,... Read more

13 September 2018

UNFPA’s success in saving mothers and babies’ lives in Bangladesh: 1,143 Midwives deployed to government health facilities

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has deployed professional midwives to rural health facilities as a commitment to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Midwives are experts in... Read more

5 September 2018

রোহিঙ্গা সংকট মোকাবিলায় গত এক বছরে জাতিসংঘ জনসংখ্যা তহবিলের অবদান

রোহিঙ্গা সংকট মোকাবিলায় গত এক বছরে জাতিসংঘ জনসংখ্যা তহবিলের অবদান   এক বছর আগে (২৫ আগস্ট ২০১৭) মিয়ানমারের রাখাইন রাজ্য থেকে লাখো রোহিঙ্গা শরণার্থী সীমান্ত পাড়ি দিয়ে স্রোতের মতো বাংলাদেশে পালিয়ে আসা... Read more

25 August 2018

The Rohingya crisis: Looking back, looking ahead

On August 25, 2017, and in the days, weeks and months that followed, violence in Myanmar's long-troubled Rakhine State triggered an exodus of Rohingya people to Cox's Bazar District in neighbouring... Read more

25 August 2018

Safer spaces, gender equality, choices in life and love

August 25, 2018, marks one year since violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, triggering the massive Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh. As the crisis continues with no immediate end in... Read more

23 August 2018

One year on - UNFPA's response to the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh

Saturday the 25th of August marks a year since the Rohingya people of Rakhine State in Myanmar began fleeing across the border into Bangladesh, creating the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis –... Read more

19 August 2018
World Humanitarian Day

Statement from UNFPA Country Representative Asa Torkelsson on World Humanitarian Day

A year ago today, just four staff were observing World Humanitarian Day in the UNFPA's Cox's Bazar sub-office. Less than a week later, after horrific violence flared across the border in Myanmar’s... Read more

12 August 2018
IYD2018 Refugees Bangladesh Rohingya

Supported by safe spaces, Rohingya refugees show off their creativity on International Youth Day

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh - The healing power of art and creativity is on full display in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, this International Youth Day. Children and... Read more

14 June 2018
The Monsoon Rains Arrive in Cox's Bazar

Monsoon Rain Hits Cox’s Bazar Refugee Settlements

  Midwives are prepared with gumboots and rain gear to assist women to clinics for care.  The conditions this week have been testing.      Babies are born in crisis.     Monsoon Rains Bring New... Read more

7 June 2018
UNFPA Executive Director in Cox's Bazar

Facing the challenges to ensure full range of life saving services for the newborns and mothers, Dr. Natalia Kanem

Speaking to BBC Bangladesh in front of the Women Friendly Space in the Rohingya Camp, Dr. Natalia Kanem expressed that  the women call the place “House of Peace”. She further emphasized that “our... Read more