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20 June 2017
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  Cairo, June 20, 2017- As the United Nations marks World Refugee Day, we should all be wondering how it is possible, in the twenty-first century, to witness the devastating effects of war, violence... Read more
19 June 2017
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Cairo, June 19, 2017 - In 2017, the United Nations Secretary-General reported that sexual violence continued to be used as a tactic of war in a number of conflict settings. Sexual violence has also... Read more
6 June 2017
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his... Read more
29 May 2017
Khadra serving a customer in her shop For more than 10 years, until last year, Khadra, 32, suffered a debilitating and devastating condition; obstetric fistula.... Read more
28 May 2017
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Statement attributable to Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Director for the Arab Region, on the Cholera outbreak in Yemen
Cairo, 28 May 2017 – I am deeply concerned by the confirmed news on the  rise of cholera in Yemen, which comes as a possibly fatal addition to the hardships that Yemeni men and women have been facing... Read more
22 May 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017 Over the past year, I witnessed the total transformation of two women’s... Read more
14 May 2017
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22 21 00   Fatima holds her newborn son, Jad, as she speaks to an aid worker. Displaced by the Syrian conflict, Fatima grew increasingly frail during her pregnancy. © WFP/... Read more
8 May 2017
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Cairo, 8 May 2017 – I am following with great concern the situation of 55 people, including 20 women and 22 children, who are stranded at the border area between Algeria and Morocco, the two groups... Read more
7 May 2017
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  Sanaa, Yemen/ Mogadishu, Somalia/ Cairo, Egypt – Armed with a first aid kit mainly containing obstetric drugs and tools used for prompt resuscitation of babies, Mrs. Arwa Molatf goes around the... Read more
5 May 2017
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving work that midwives do every day, often in very trying circumstances. Thanks to midwives, millions of women each year... Read more

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