WOMEN: South Sudan conflict: One family's "Problem"

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Insecurity in South Sudan has forced upwards of half a million citizens to flee their homes. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is expanding existing refugee camps while establishing new ones.

UNHCR's Edith Champagne tells the story of a baby girl born during the conflict whose name, when translated, means "Problem."

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Indigenous youth promote dialogue on sexual and reproductive health

Healthcare services for indigenous people are often provided by professionals who know little about these cultures which could result in feelings of mistrust and discrimination.

That's according to Krysta Williams, an indigenous woman from the First Nations in Canada, who participated in a recent UN meeting on Indigenous Peoples' Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights.

Keeping childbirth safe in the wake of natural disaster

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Approximately 200,000 pregnant women and girls were among the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the storm that flattened parts of the Philippines just over two months ago.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is providing doctors and health centres with supplies and equipment so that these women can safely deliver their babies as recovery and rebuilding continues.

Producer: Dianne Penn Production Assistant: Sandra Guy

Duration: 10’00″

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