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22 May 2017
Statement
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
In the News
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
Statement
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
In the News
  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
Statement
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
18 April 2017
Press Release
  Baghdad, Iraq, 18 April 2017 – As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to... Read more
18 April 2017
Press Release
On 13 April, the maternity wing of Adhba field hospital was inaugurated in the presence of UNFPA’s director for the Arab region, Dr Luay Shabaneh, and its representative in Iraq, Mr. Ramanathan... Read more
11 April 2017
Statement
Cairo, 11 April 2017 –I am following closely with deep concern the alarming humanitarian situation of an estimated 300,000-350,000 civilians currently trapped in the ongoing military operations to... Read more
9 April 2017
Press Release
UNFPA, United Nations Population in collaboration with UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the Peacebuilding Support Office organized a consultation on Youth... Read more
9 April 2017
Baghdad, Iraq, 9 April 2017 – As fighting in Iraq reaches its peak, urgent humanitarian needs of women and girls impacted by the conflict continue to escalate. At this critical juncture, thanks to... Read more

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