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13 June 2021
Press Release

European Union supports UNFPA for lifesaving aid to women, girls and the displaced in Yemen

Sana’a, 13 June 2021 –  Nearly half a million of the most vulnerable women and girls in Yemen will receive emergency relief, life-saving reproductive health and mental health services thanks to a EUR... Read more

1 June 2021
Press Release

Women and girls share their first experiences with menstruation

Cairo, 1 June 2021 - Women and girls from the Arab region participated in a campaign led by Mariam, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office’s Virtual Ambassador, to break the silence on taboo, shame,... Read more

30 May 2021
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The Republic of Korea partners with UNFPA to improve access to maternal health services for women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 30 May 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has received a contribution of USD 500,000 from the Republic of Korea to improve access to lifesaving maternal health services for... Read more

27 May 2021
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Women and girls share with Mariam their first experience with menstruation

Mariam, the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office Digital Ambassador, signalled the beginning of a new story for adolescent girls in the Arab region, she aims to raise awareness on, and end all harmful... Read more

25 May 2021
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UNFPA supports Ghada to recover from Fistula and resume normal life

I would like to share with you my suffering with obstetric fistula. I got married at the age of 15, Shortly after marriage, symptoms of pregnancy began to appear. We live in a rural area, which is... Read more

23 May 2021
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Survived a 50-year battle with fistula

“I had no idea that my situation was redeemable,” says Ashikiro Guure Cali who recovered from obstetric fistula, after 50 years of endless suffering. She lived with one of the most demeaning medical... Read more

23 May 2021
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Despite stigma and rejection ,Fistula survivors find a new hope

Khetam’s story from Yemen Khetam begins by saying, "I do not think that there is a woman who has suffered from a fistula as I did." Khetam got a fistula when she was only 16 years old. Months after... Read more

14 May 2021
Press Release

UNFPA calls all parties to ensure the full protection of women and adolescent girls

Cairo, 13 May 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund is alarmed by the number of civilian casualties, including children and women caused by the current escalation between the Israelis and the... Read more

5 May 2021
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Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly two-thirds of maternal, newborn deaths and stillbirths, saving 4.3 million lives per year.  UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of... Read more

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