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2008-09-16 12:00:49

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Shannon Egan (NY), +1-212-297-4975, egan@unfpa.org, or Trygve Olfarnes (Panama City), +507-301-7362, olfarnes@unfpa.org UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 800,000 people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti in the wake of hurricanes Fay and Gustav and tropical storm Hanna. Houses, medical facilities, main roads and bridges have been destroyed, and an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge in temporary...

2008-07-14 09:00:18

Unchecked, Nepal's population to double in 31 years KATHMANDU, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Left unchecked, the population of Nepal will double in 31 years, local newspaper The Rising Nepal reported on Saturday. Speaking at a program to mark the World Population Day on Friday in Nepali capital Kathmandu, joint secretary at the Ministry for Health and Population Binod Gyawali said that the population of Nepal would double after 31 years, if the present trend of population growth continues to take...

2008-07-09 12:00:49

July 11th Marks the Commemoration of World Population Day under the Theme 'Family Planning, it's a Right, Let's Make it Real' The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Higher Population Council (HPC) will mark the commemoration of World Population Day on July 11th, 2008 under the theme 'Family Planning, it's a right, let's make it real' in a bid to promote and increase awareness of family planning and reproductive health as a fundamental right across the Kingdom. Dr. Thoraya...

2005-10-12 07:23:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Discrimination against women and young people is hampering international efforts to eliminate poverty, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. Each year more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related causes that are largely preventable while the poorest, least developed countries have the largest share of young people, according to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) report. "Investing in women and young people is key to making poverty history," said...

2005-09-16 07:35:23

By Estelle Shirbon BABBAR RUGA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Soueiba Salisu endured the pains of childbirth for four days and four nights in a mud-brick house in her remote Nigerian village before her family, fearing for her life, took her to hospital. When she arrived after hours of travel on unpaved tracks, doctors performed a Caesarean section but it was too late. The baby was stillborn, and a few days later 15-year-old Salisu started leaking urine. Ashamed of her wet clothes and her...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.