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12 July 2015

World Population Day 2015 more than ever relevant to quake-hit Nepal

The Day this year is dedicated to "vulnerable populations in emergencies", a crucial theme for Nepal which is going through an intensive... Read more

6 July 2015

As monsoon looms, UNFPA and partners scale up mobile camps, prioritize remote areas

RASUWA DISTRICT, Nepal - Ishwari Dangol lost her seven year old son in the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on 25 April. She was also seven months pregnant at the time and has since had to... Read more

30 June 2015

Offering protection and support to survivors of gender-based violence

It is not uncommon for gender-based violence to increase in the aftermath of natural disasters.

6 June 2015

Restoring health, hope and dignity for affected women and girls in post-earthquake Nepal

Mahendra Jyoti, Kavre District, Nepal - May 6, 2015: Dignity cannot be delivered in a kit alone - it is a human right. But dignity kits have gone a long way in alleviating the spirits of -- and... Read more

4 June 2015

Ensuring the most vulnerable are protected, UNFPA Nepal puts dignity first

GORKHA DISTRICT, Nepal - Sarita Tamang was nine months pregnant when the earthquake hit and her house collapsed near the epicentre of the earthquake. A few days after moving into a tent provided... Read more

23 May 2015
Press Release

Government, UNFPA Nepal launch Dignity First campaign for earthquake response and beyond

PRESS RELEASE UNFPA Nepal Goodwill Ambassador Manisha Koirala supports the initiative, adovcates for the cause

15 May 2015

Nepal earthquake has affected 1.4 million women of reproductive age including 93,000 pregnant

The devastating April 25 earthquake has affected a total of 1.4 million women and girls of reproductive age in the 14 most affected districts, according an estimation by UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

13 May 2015
10 May 2015

For the quake-shattered women of Sindhupalchowk, dignity has arrived in a simple packet

9 May 2015, Sindhupalchowk, Nepal: Rapidly expanding their operations in the field, personnel from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, visiting Sindhupalchok District - one of the worst-hit... Read more

5 May 2015

Life-saving role of midwives more crucial than ever for pregnant women in the wake of disaster

  This year's International Day of the Midwife in Nepal comes at an especially poignant time, a little more than a week after the devastating April 25 earthquake. UNFPA estimates more than 126,000... Read more