This is a moment of suffering for many people, especially people of African descent. We at UNFPA stand in solidarity in the global fight against racism and support the peaceful struggle against all forms of discrimination, marginalization and injustice. Black lives matter.
Press Release
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could skyrocket by millions of cases in the months ahead, according to data released today by UNFPA.
On Friday April 10th, 2020, UNFPA organized dignity kits distribution to 350 vulnerable women and girls of reproductive age quarantined in Makombe site, in Rumonge Province (South of Burundi). The distribution was conducted in collaboration with Red Cross Burundi’ team. The dignity kits included sanitary pads, bucket, and 3 pieces of soap, loincloth, t-shirt, body lotion and solar lamp