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The youth of Africa is the subject of multiple conversations. Sometimes seen as Africa’s most precious asset, with enormous potentials to boost economic growth with the needed investments, and other times seen as an obstacle to development. How can the general population and housing lead to Africa’s demographic transition?


Fleeing attacks by the jihadist group Boko Haram, 17,000 refugees and displaced persons took refuge in the Sayam camp in Niger, located 1,400 km from the capital Niamey. Here is how the United Nations helps these populations.


In Cameroon, about 4 million people, or 1 in 5 people, women and children more than anyone else, need assistance. Indeed, a major humanitarian crisis is ongoing in three main areas of the country. Here is how the United Nations is helping.


En perspective du Sommet de Naïrobi sur les 25 ans de la CIPD, le Bureau régional de l'UNFPA pour l'Afrique de l'ouest et du centre a organisé une consultation régionale  pour accélérer la satisfaction des besoins en Planification Familiale d’ici 2030.


Au Tchad, Halima, ex djihadiste, mariée de force à 14 ans, lutte désormais contre les violences basées sur le genre.

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En République centre-africaine, la jeunesse  marche pour le retour de la paix et la réalisation des 3 résultats transformateurs de l'UNFPA .


To amplify the voice of African youth on their way to the Nairobi Summit on CIPD25, members of the African Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development of West and Central (AfriYAN), benefiting from the tireless support of the Regional Office of the United Nations Population Fund, have largely consulted amongst themselves and issued a Declaration.


How to transform population growth into an economic opportunity in West and Central Africa? In this region with the highest fertility rates in the world, UNFPA is rolling out its 2018-2021 strategic plan to harness the demographic dividend.


At the age of 11, Mariama is one of the leading figures in the fight against early marriage and pregnancy, female genital mutilation and other gender-based violence in Senegal. She is the president of the local Girls' Leaders Club, an initiative developed in 2014 and which led to the ‘New Deal’; a pact between clubs, parents, sponsors and neighbourhood godparents to achieve zero pregnancies and to encourage the retention of young girls in school.


In Mauritania, actors on the ground are fighting fistula, female genital mutilation and child marriage. However, as elsewhere on the continent, much remains to be done to achieve the three transformative results: zero unmet need for family planning, zero preventable maternal death and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices.

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