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Press Release concerning allegations of Human Rights abuses: 25 August 2005

Male ’Maldives: The following statement is made by the United Nations in the Maldives, concerning allegations of human rights abuses in connection with recent demonstrations and civil unrest there. The United Nations in the Maldives is aware of the concerns expressed by a number of human rights organizations regarding alleged …

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Reproductive Health Services Getting Back to Normal in Tsunami Affected Islands

20 July 2005 Male’, Maldives – Muli Regional Hospital is almost fully operational and has the capacity for safe and clean deliveries, says Dr. Manuel Carballo, UNFPA Consultant from the International Centre for Migration and Health. Dr. Carballo believes that it is a credit to the national and international staff …

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The Government of Maldives and UNFPA sign Project on Response to Psychosocial Impact of the Tsunami Disaster in the Maldives

3 July 2005 Male’, Maldives – Response to the Psychosocial Impact of the Tsunami Disaster in the Maldives (MDVTR301) has been signed today. At the ceremony held on 3rd July 2005 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hussain Shihab signed the project on …

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The Government of Maldives and UNFPA sign Project on Restoration of Comprehensive Quality Reproductive Health Services and Rights among Populations Affected by the Tsunami

1 June 2005 Male’, Maldives – Restoration of Comprehensive Quality Reproductive Health Services and Rights among Populations Affected by the Tsunami (MDVTR201) has been signed today. At a ceremony held on 1st June 2005 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hussein Shihab signed …

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UNFPA provides specialist doctors to support reproductive health for tsunami impacted atolls

21 February 2005 Male’, Maldives – In times of upheaval, pregnancy-related complications soar. Reproductive health services – including prenatal care, assisted delivery, and emergency obstetric care – often become unavailable.  Since the day of the Tsunami disaster UNPFA has been closely collaborating with the Ministry of Health in normalizing the …

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UNFPA Maldives delivers supplies to meet the needs of the Tsunami affected population – 18 January 2005

18 January 2005 Male’, Maldives – To protect the well being of the population affected by last month’s tsunami, UNFPA Maldives has assessed the urgent needs and now sent supplies to all of the affected islands. Last week, UNFPA Maldives concluded major assessments of the islands that have been affected …

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UNFPA Returns from Assessment Mission to Raa Atoll

15 January 2005 Male’, Maldives – A team of officials from UNFPA and the Department of Public Health has returned from an assessment mission to Raa Atoll an atoll which was badly hit by the Tsunami. The team comprised of Dr. Manuel Carballo, an expert on health in emergency situations, …

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UNFPA Calls for Greater Security for Women Affected by Tsunami

Agency Says Fear of Violence can Inhibit Women from Caring for Families UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 January — Increased security and better design of humanitarian assistance are urgently needed to minimize attacks on women in areas affected by last week’s earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, warns UNFPA, …

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Pregnant Women in the Maldives Require Immediate Care and Others Need Basic Support to Cope Warns UNFPA

4 January 2005 United Nations Population Fund – Over 100,000 people (one third of the population) have been affected by the earthquake-triggered tsunami in the Maldives and approximately 15,000 people are now internally displaced. The survivors urgently need clean water, food, shelter and basic medical care. As emergency assessments are …

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Celebrating United Nations Day – 23 October 2004

UNITED NATIONS, MALDIVES, 23 October 2004 – Tomorrow, on 24 October 2003, the United Nations Family in the Maldives will proudly celebrate the 58th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. For the Maldives there is a special reason for celebration as the year 2003 also marks a quarter …

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