UNFPA welcomes the ceasefire and redoubles efforts to support women and girls in Gaza
UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Ms. Laila Baker, echoes the Secretary-General’s statement welcoming the ceasefire in Gaza and Israel, and extends our deepest condolences to the victims of the violence and their loved ones. The lives of women and girls in Gaza are at increased risk as a result of the recent escalation, and the closure of access beforehand. UNFPA estimates that there are 46,000 pregnant women in G...
Regional Syria Crisis SitRep - June 2022
As of June 2022, Syrians and host communities throughout the region continue to face the escalating impact of a protracted humanitarian crisis, further complicated by a deteriorating economy, continuing hostilities, and an unrelenting pandemic. The crisis region, which spans the Whole of Syria, Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt, continues to face a multitude of challenges, particularly in light of the recurr...
UNFPA launches #ThisIsNotNormal — a campaign to reject the normalization of gender-based violence. “Women and girls experience violence and often accept it, not knowing that it is not normal,” says Serena, a young woman from Lebanon — one of many who spoke to UNFPA over the course of 2021 to highlight some of the challenges women and girls are facing in their communities. Collectively, they confirmed what women and g...

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