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29 March 2021

United Nations chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

(New York/Geneva, 29 March 2021) – On the eve of the fifth Brussels conference for Syria, the  United Nations humanitarian, refugee and development chiefs have urged international donors  to step up... Read more

28 March 2021

Motherhood on the brink: Pregnant women in Yemen under famine and violence

Midwife Shrook Khalid Saeed tells UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem about a harrowing delivery. © UNFPA Yemen CRATER, Yemen –  “It was the morning of a normal working day before... Read more

25 March 2021
Press Release

As more than one million pregnant women face malnutrition in Yemen, UNFPA Executive Director appeals for peace and increased support

Aden/Sana’a - The Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, called for peace in Yemen and urgent funding for women’s health and protection as she... Read more

21 March 2021
Press Release

In visit to Sudan, UNFPA Executive Director commends progress in transition to democracy, says continued support of international community remains critical

Khartoum, 21 March 2021 - Wrapping up a 5-day visit to Sudan, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem congratulated the transitional government and people of Sudan for the democratic transition... Read more

18 March 2021
Press Release

UNFPA appeals for USD 132.1 million for its 2021 regional response to the Syria crisis

Amman, Jordan / Cairo, Egypt - 18 November 2020 — UNFPA is appealing for a total of USD 132.1 million to fund its regional response to the Syria crisis, which spans 11.7 million people in need of... Read more

17 March 2021

Ten years into the crisis, Syrian women and girls continue to face enormous challenges

As the Syria crisis marks its 10th year, the situation is worse than it has been in years. Consistent trends of gender-based violence, a worsening economic situation, and COVID-19 have converged to... Read more

17 March 2021

Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s entire... Read more

15 March 2021

Women and youth spearhead fight against COVID-19 in Libya

Like the rest of the world, the stilled town of Suluq in Eastern Libya has been grappling with the lethal threat of COVID-19 transmission and death. However, thanks to the relentless efforts of a... Read more

14 March 2021

A migrant’s journey of hope in Libya

“I came to Libya five years ago in the hope of finding a better future. However, surviving as a migrant and providing for yourself and your family is a continuous struggle. Recently, when I found... Read more

7 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more