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30 July 2018
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13-year old Kursumar lives in a displacement camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. To help her family survive she day labours as a domestic worker, making 500-700 kyats (35-50 cents) per day. “I love the... Read more
25 July 2018
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“If young people are united, we can have greater participation in the peace-building process”, says 18-year-old Khun Htet Shar from Bago. He is one of over 1000 young people from across Myanmar who... Read more
11 July 2018
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To mark World Population Day 2018, a ceremony was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 July. The event celebrated the 2018 World Population Day theme Family planning is a human right. Jointly organized by the... Read more
2 July 2018
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“Very bad things happen during religious festivals. Most community members go to join in the ceremonies, and those women who remain at home are very vulnerable. Perpetrators find out who has stayed... Read more
25 June 2018
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“When I grow up, I want to be like Me Me. She has so much knowledge. Every time I come to the Women and Girls Centre I learn something new and I get a little bit closer to being like her.” 14-year-... Read more
20 June 2018
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From 5 to 7 June 2018, the supporters of UNFPA Myanmar’s Women and Girls First programme visited programme activities in Rakhine State. Donors from Australia, Finland and Italy met with displaced... Read more
11 June 2018
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Khin Phyo, 23, and her baby survived thanks to the UNFPA-supported health volunteer’s decision to take her to hospital.
Khin Phyo, 23, expected to give birth at home with help of a traditional birth assistant. That is how most women in Myanmar’s poor and crisis-ridden Rakhine State give birth. She had received a clean... Read more
7 June 2018
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UNFPA’s Laura Londén meets clients and staff at a Marie Stopes International sexual and reproductive health and rights clinic in Yangon.
Laura Londén, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, visited Myanmar from 16-19 May, 2018. She was accompanied by Björn Andersson, UNFPA Regional Director for... Read more
4 June 2018
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UNFPA-supported health volunteer Phyu Phyu Thant makes a home visit after a safe birth with a UNFPA clean delivery kit. Phyo Phyo lives and works in the Dar Paing camp for displaced people who identify as Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
19-year-old Phu Tu Nee went into labour as the first tropical storm of the 2018 monsoon season descended on Myanmar. She gave birth while the rain and storm pounded on the small shelter. The day... Read more
4 May 2018
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Midwife Phyu Phyu Win walks from village to village. “I frequently visit 10 villages so that pregnant women who work all day long can receive regular check-ups and antenatal care without travelling to the clinic.
“It was two in the morning. We were in a small wooden boat pulled here and there by the stream. I barely saw a thing in the dim light. After hours of painful labour, the mother gave a final push to... Read more

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