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‘World is failing adolescent girls’ warns UNFPA chief, as report shows third of women in developing countries give birth in teen years

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Nearly a third of all women in developing countries, start having children at the age of 19 or younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents, are to children or girls aged 17 or under, new research released on Tuesday by UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, reveals.  While total fertility across the […]

DR Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

WHO A health worker in Motema Pembe area prepares for a household decontamination in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 4 July 2022 Health The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of its 14th Ebola outbreak after less than three months, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. There were […]

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Across Ukraine, the scale of needs caused by Russia’s invasion is still massive and human rights concerns persist, UN humanitarians said in an update on Thursday, as they repeated calls for access to the country’s Black Sea ports to export vitally needed cereals. Speaking from Kyiv, Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani, described the heartbreak she felt after […]

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Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050. The large-scale flight from major cities in the early stages of the […]