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World Population Day 2015: Photo Exhibition for Arab Populations in Humanitarian Crisis

UNFPA works in 15 Arab countries, closely monitoring the situation of women and young girls, and constantly adjusting its programs to cater to their changing needs, From maternal clinics in Zaatari and other refugee camps in Jordan, to “safe spaces” that welcome and counsel women who have suffered violence, to national campaigns to end female genital mutilation, to vouchers that allow women in Syria to obtain free maternal health services, UNFPA’s response remains relevant, swift and flexible. It seeks to adapt to the changing needs of women affected by humanitarian crises. more

UNFPA provides life-saving maternal health services and dignity kits to Yemen

Since late March the situation in Yemen has deteriorated as a result of armed conflict and eighty percent of the population is now in need to some kind of humanitarian assistance. More than 1.2 million Yemenis have been displaced, a majority of them women and children. Among the affected population, 525,000 women are estimated to be pregnant, of which almost 80,000 will experience obstetric complications requiring life-saving emergency obstetric and antenatal care. Without such care, as many as 4,000 women risk dying. more

Aid is a package of help ... including maternal care

This year, the United Nations will mark World Population Day on Saturday amid growing concerns over the number and scope of humanitarian crises around the world. From armed conflicts in Syria and Yemen, to protracted crises in Somalia or Sudan, to natural disasters in Nepal, 2015 has not been gentle on the world population, particularly for vulnerable people whose susceptibility to harm increases during emergencies. more

International Youth Day 2013

What are the key issues facing young people in the Arab States today? Ahmad Alhindawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, reflects on this question on the sidelines of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in the Arab States in Cairo.

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“The Tuk-Tuk Nurse-Midwife”: A Testimony from Upper Egypt

This documentary was shot in the context of a UNFPA programme implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population which aims at enhancing maternal health, reducing maternal mortality, among others.

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Young People Across the Region Take Part in the Arab Spring

In 2011, young Egyptians took to the streets inspired by Tunisia. They matched in solidarity with other Arab States and demanded the right to choose for themselves.