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Tsunami Recovery Photo Exhibition – 29 March 2006

Malé, Maldives: A photo exhibition celebrating the strength and courage of the tsunami survivors and all who have contributed to the recovery of the Maldives is to be launched today by the Chief Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Centre and Minister of Defence and National Security, Mr Ismail Shafeeu. …

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Minister of Gender and Family calls for stronger efforts to address gender-based violence in the Maldives

16 November 2005 Male’ – The Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi today highlighted the need to address gender-based violence in the work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.She made the statement while speaking to the media following the launching of the UNFPA State of World Population …

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Japanese Parliamentarians stress the importance of self-reliance

13 November 2005 Male’ – The visiting delegation of Japanese Parliamentarians have stressed the importance of attaining self-reliance in the recovery and reconstruction of Maldives following the Tsunami. They have noted that it is important for the government, international donors and NGOs to promote self-reliance of communities and individuals in …

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Japanese Parliamentarians arrive in the Maldives

10 November 2005 Male’ – A delegation of the Japanese Parliamentarians Federations for Population arrived this afternoon in the Maldives, to observe Japanese-funded Tsunami projects implemented by the UNFPA in partnership with the Government of Maldives. The visit was organised by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). The six-member …

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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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