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17 August 2016
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ABUJA, Nigeria – Naja’atu Idress is 15 years old. After graduating from primary school at age 10, she hawked for three years to support her parents. At age 13 a suitor was handpicked for her and she... Read more
8 August 2016
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120 out of school girls in Ilaje community, Lagos State, benefited from «Expanding Access of Slum Dwelling Out-of-School Girls to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services”, a UNFPA... Read more
14 July 2016
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Dialakoro is a sub-prefecture of Mandiana located in Upper Guinea between Kankan and Siguiri. The sub-prefecture of Dialakoro has 64,564 inhabitants, 9 health posts, 14 districts, and over 300... Read more
13 July 2016
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Investing in African teenage girls to save Africa's future © UNFPA The people of West and Central Africa are young – nearly two-thirds haven’t yet celebrated their 24th birthday. This young... Read more
5 July 2016
Press Release
Mr. Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director of UNFPA West and Central Africa; Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Regional Director of URI-Africa and Representative of URI to the African Union and Mr. Serge Bounda,... Read more
28 June 2016
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DIFFA, Niger/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000... Read more
16 June 2016
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“In a community where I advocate for the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM), pregnant women are abandoned during childbirth. Hajiya (I never got to know her real name) was a victim. She... Read more
14 June 2016
Media Advisory
12 June 2016. Senegal is hosting the 11th Global Meeting of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Network from 20 to 24 June 2016. The deliberations will take place in Dakar (King Fahd Palace Hotel)... Read more
10 June 2016
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Daresalam Camp in Lake Chad Region, Chad – "I am MARIAM, a nomad girl, a beneficiary of the UNFPA clinic that will save my life and that of my future baby".  Daresalam camp harbours refugees who fled... Read more
23 May 2016
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Zainab Baubau a 32-year-old fistula patient, recalls the pain and complications related to the death of her infant son 19 years ago during childbirth. At the age of 12, she developed obstetric... Read more

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