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Just before midday on Saturday 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, causing massive devastation and loss of life. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the country for 80 years – and one the country is ...
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
Cyclone Winston that devastated Fiji was the strongest to ever hit the South Pacific. IPPF’s humanitarian response there is part of our SPRINT Initiative, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 2016, the highest grade ...
Mention Nyala in South Darfur and red flags go up, alerts of a lawless place, a place of insecurity – a volatile place. But the less told story of the camps in Nyala - the story behind the headlines - ...
IPPF’s medical mission team was first on the ground in Nataleira, after the Cyclone Winston hit Fiji thanks to the SPRINT initiative and additional funding from the Government of Australia . Here Ana and Kini talk about the aftermath, the ...
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
The Happy Planet Index has declared Vanuatu Archipelago ‘the happiest place on earth’ with its picturesque shoreline and friendly people. But unfortunately, Vanuatu - the Land Eternal- is a country with one of the highest disaster risks in the world. ...
In the north of Myanmar is a conflict-torn border region where fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee. Debanjana Choudhuri, Manager with IPPF’s SPRINT Initiative, visited the state of Kachin which ...
IPPF is in Nepal assessing humanitarian needs and setting up mobile camps following the devastating earthquake. Many of the Family Planning Association of Nepal’s (FPAN) facilities are damaged and their staff and volunteers are affected too, despite this they have ...
Thousands of participants will gather for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, this March. Aditi Ghosh, Emergency Response Manager for SPRINT Initiative, explains why this year marks a turning point for disaster relief. Those ...