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24 September 2017
Press Release
Rutba facility room, which serves 70,000 persons.  The closest facility prior to its establishment was 30 kms away.  credits: UIMS
Baghdad, Iraq, 23 September 2017 – As the West Anbar military efforts started, the urgent humanitarian needs of internally displaced women and girls continue to escalate. To meet the needs of these... Read more
20 September 2017
News
"Please don't give up," urges a message at a clinic in Dohuk, Iraq, specializing in treatment for survivors of sexual violence. Sexual and gender-based violence are commonly seen as tactics of warfare. © UNFPAIraq/Turchenkova
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Our girls were not born to be sexual slaves. Each one of them had a dream or goal for future,” Zina Salim Hassan, a 21-year-old Yazidi advocate, told UNFPA ahead of an... Read more
15 September 2017
News
UNFPA aid reaches Deir Ez-Zor City for the first time in three years
Damascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a... Read more
22 August 2017
News
  A Syrian refugee at a UNFPA-supported women's center in Dohuk, Iraq. © UNFPA Iraq UNITED NATIONS, New York – Sexual violence is widespread throughout the world. This is true even in times of... Read more
19 August 2017
Statement
Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2017 Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth... Read more
14 August 2017
News
  Asha Ali Ibrahim, a local circumciser, with her granddaughter, who is due to be cut this year. © UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin HARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital... Read more
14 August 2017
For some girls, school holidays are not all fun and sunshine. In countries like Guinea, Nigeria and Somalia, the vacation period could be called "cutting season," when the break from school means... Read more
12 August 2017
Statement
  Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2017   Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to... Read more
27 July 2017
News
Kate and Samuel Opio with their twins at Inomo Health Centre III, in Uganda's Apac District. They now plan to use a modern contraceptive method. © UNFPA/Prossy Jonker Nakanjako APAC, Uganda/... Read more
27 July 2017
News
Ruqayya and her newborn recover at the Pan-Armenian Charity clinic, outside the Al-Areesheh displacement camp in north-eastern Syria. © UNFPA Syria DAMASCUS, Syria – Ruqayya was pregnant when she... Read more

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