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  • Famine Continues to Affect the Poorest in Southern Africa

    UNICEF recently issued a strong warning about the continued effects of El Niño on the health of women and children in southern Africa, where bouncing back from cycles of droughts and floods is a challenge, especially for the poorest of the poor. The humanitarian crisis has received little attention and even less aid. PRB’s animations show you how the poorest women and children might be affected.

  • Population and Gender in the MENA: Reflections From PRB’s Farzaneh Roudi

    Farzaneh Roudi, who recently retired from PRB, started our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program in 2001. In a Q and A, Roudi talks about her experiences working on population and gender in the MENA region and her reflections on current trends.

  • Changing U.S. Family Patterns Pose Policy Challenges

    A new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) report, “Understanding the Dynamics of Family Change in the United States,” discusses how changes in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital childbearing have transformed family life in the United States.