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17 September 2018
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DOHUK, Iraq – Thirteen years ago, in Damascus, Syria, Rawa* fell in love. “It was perfect back then,” she said. She was a 30-year-old kindergarten teacher at the time. Both she and her husband were... Read more
6 September 2018
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HODEIDAH, Yemen – Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls, UNFPA has announced. Some 14,000 of these women and girls are likely to... Read more
19 August 2018
Statement
Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are available does not... Read more
19 August 2018
Statement
I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kofi Annan, who throughout his exemplary career worked tirelessly for a more just and peaceful world, based on our shared humanity and fundamental values... Read more
12 August 2018
Statement
We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more
12 August 2018
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The conflict in Syria has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, displaced half the population and left 13.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Half of the displaced,... Read more
4 August 2018
Statement
Cairo, 4 August 2018 – We are extremely shocked by the attack on Yemen’s largest hospital in Hodeidah. Al-Thawra hospital serves as a major neonatal care facility with some 400 deliveries taking... Read more
2 August 2018
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Somalia’s Attorney General, Ahmed Ali Dahir, announced the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM). The historic prosecution followed the death of 10-year-old Deeqa... Read more
1 August 2018
Press Release
Sana’a, 1 August 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is extremely concerned of the escalating situation in Hodeidah, placing women and girls of childbearing age at extreme risk, in... Read more
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

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