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UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Since August 2017, close to 700,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, creating the world’s largest refugee camp in an area that was before a forest on the border with Myanmar.


According to UNFPA, more than half of the new arrivals are women and girls. To respond to the sharp increase in pregnant women, new mothers and newborns in need of care, five UN Volunteers are now serving with UNFPA in Bangladesh. 

21 June 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency, with refugees reliant on humanitarian assistance for food and other life-saving needs.


Ashraful Islam is a national UN Volunteer supporting the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in developing women-friendly spaces, gathering data from the field and distributing medical kits.


15 December 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Como Voluntario de las Naciones Unidas internacional especializado en comunicación, Catalin fue una de las primeras personas enviadas a Cox's Bazar para documentar la respuesta de la OMS Bangladesh. “Antes de la escalada de la crisis, ya se habían establecido alianzas entre la OMS, el gobierno y otros asociados del sector sanitario. Debido a la afluencia masiva de personas procedentes de Myanmar, las estrategias tuvieron que adaptarse a esta situación crítica”, explica Catalin.


14 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

En tant que Volontaire des Nations Unies international spécialiste en communication, Catalin a été l’une des premières personnes envoyées à Cox’s Bazar afin de rendre compte de l’intervention de l’OMS au Bangladesh. « Avant l’intensification de la crise, des partenariats étaient déjà en place entre l’OMS, le gouvernement et d’autres organisations spécialisées en soins de santé, explique Catalin.

14 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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