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13 January 2018
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more
8 January 2018
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Dr. Hiba Al-Mallah gives family planning counselling to Syrian refugees. She says there are many misconceptions about contraception. © UNFPA Jordan/Elspeth Dehnert AMMAN, Jordan – “I don’t want... Read more
3 January 2018
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  UNFPA and Syrian Arab Red Cross arrived in Sheikh Maqsoud on 28 December, the first time a UN agency has entered the area with aid. © UNFPA Syria SHEIKH MAQSOUD, Syria – Two... Read more
27 December 2017
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By Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s director for the Arab region   The Arab region, home to 346 million people, is predominantly young, as 28 percent of its population is composed of young women and men under... Read more
18 December 2017
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  Mother-of-eight Fatima had suffered from spousal abuse for more than a decade. “I was so desperate, I had lost hope; committing suicide seemed the only... Read more
10 December 2017
Statement
We must be bold and vocal in promoting the rights of all people to make free decisions   Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017     Today, as... Read more
5 December 2017
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  Cojine* endured years of spousal abuse in Iraq. © UNFPA Iraq ERBIL, Iraq – “There are lots of setbacks in life, but what matters is standing up again,” said 33-year-old Cojine*. She would know... Read more
24 November 2017
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  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more
23 November 2017
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Tatiana’s family in Ukraine was torn apart by her husband’s abuses. He is gone now, but she and her six children are still trying to rebuild in this small home. “The children – I live for them... Read more
19 November 2017
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Erbil, Iraq, 19 November 2017 – In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border last Sunday evening, the office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq... Read more

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