Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
3 February 2016
UNFPA to Strengthen Support for Health, Safety of Syrian Women, Girls
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 February 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is seeking $107.1 million to meet the urgent needs of more than 5 million women and girls from Syria affected by the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. About $51.93 million of the sum is to keep women and girls inside Syria healthy and safe, while $55.17 million will be used to tackle the special needs of refugees in neighbouring countries.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) signed a partnership agreement during a meeting in Ankara on 4-6 December 2015 to create a knowledge hub on population and reproductive, new born and child health (RMNCH) with the aim of reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity in the countries members of the OIC.