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1 July 2018
Statement
Statement attributable to Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Director for the Arab Region, on the Humanitarian Situation in southern Syria
Cairo, 1 July 2018 – We are following with utter concern the devastating news out of southern Syria, and are dismayed at confirmed reports that two maternal health facilities that UNFPA supports in... Read more
25 June 2018
News
Midwife escapes death after being denied maternal health care
SANA’A, Yemen – Najat, a trained midwife, was well aware of the dangers of pregnancy and childbirth. But when her own health needs and professional judgment clashed with her husband’s traditional... Read more
20 June 2018
News
This World Refugee Day, recognizing the strength and courage of refugees
DOHUK, Iraq – As violence consumed her home in Aleppo, Ghalia’s parents and brother were killed. Ghalia, now 33, fled to Al-Hasakeh, in north-eastern Syria, to live with her uncle’s family. Amid the... Read more
12 June 2018
Statement
Cairo, 11 June 2018 – We are extremely alarmed by latest escalation of violence in Yemen, most recently in the port city of Hodeidah, one of the country’s most densely populated areas.  In the event... Read more
6 June 2018
News
  “Sharing one’s experience is the best way to raise awareness in communities,” Rusul, 27. © 2018/Iraq Getting your period and becoming a woman is a natural... Read more
6 June 2018
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DOHUK, Iraq – Aysheh was only 15 years old when she and her family fled Qamishli, northeastern Syria, to find refuge in Iraq in 2014. They ended up in Domiz 1 camp in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.  Built... Read more
6 June 2018
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health... Read more
3 June 2018
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Faith Kiraison, an advocate for girls' rights and health, teaches her peers about menstrual health management. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/NAROK, Kenya – “I felt... Read more
23 May 2018
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  Adeeba is in obstetric fistula Unit in Al-Thawrah Hospital December 2017. © UNFPA Yemen Hajja, Yemen -  Adeeba got married at the age of 24, and was thrilled when she became pregnant. But when it... Read more
23 May 2018
News
Video of pcsGoeie_uU   Today, the world observes the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, May 23. which calls for action to end the marginalization and inequality that perpetuate this... Read more

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