World Population Day 2024
Statement from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day For humanity to progress, people must be counted, wherever they are and whoever they are – in all their diversity. To end inequality, to find and grow peace and prosperity, to weave more threads of hope, the world needs to do more for inclusion. Thirty years on from Cairo, there’s much to be celebrated but still much work to be do...
Haiti Situation Report #5
Despite some improvement in the security situation, humanitarian access in parts of the Metropolitan Area of Port-au-Prince (MZPAP) remains challenging, impacting service provision. Nearly 75 percent of displacement sites are in areas controlled by gangs. The planned deployment of mobile clinics, distribution of dignity kits, and GBV safety audits have been suspended at times due to attacks by armed gangs.
Edrish Justilien is a psychologist at the UNFPA-supported Petite Place Cazeau Hospital in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. © UNFP
“One of the biggest problems is insecurity – and the physical and sexual violence that comes with that,” explained Edrish Justilien, 36, a psychologist at the Petite Place Cazeau Hospital in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. Dr. Justilien spoke to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, about the alarming risks women and girls are grappling with amid the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis...

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